An ode to Fatis

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Monday, April, 9 2018    

Kareem Burrell — son of late music producer Philip “Fatis” Burrell — is preserving the musical legacy of his father with the release of Fatis: Tapes in the oven Vol 1, a rare collection of previously unreleased tapes. Read More

Teejay hopes for change

Monday, April, 9 2018    

Emerging deejay Teejay is hoping that the resort town of Montego Bay can return to the halcyon days. Read More

Gil Bailey — The Godfather

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, April, 9 2018    

This is the first in a 10-part series on Jamaicans who have made their mark on North American radio.  Read More

A plan for One Love

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the One Love Peace Concert. The Jamaica Observer presents a series of stories leading up to its April 22 staging.  Read More

Dancehall archives coming

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

OVER the last 20 years Professor Donna Hope has become known for her academic work researching and documenting dancehall culture, but in a few weeks she will launch what is possibly her most ambitious project yet the Dancehall Archive and Research Initiative. Read More

Best school band quarter-finals today

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

THE quarter-finals and semi-finals of the 2018 Jamaica Best School Band (JBSB) competition is scheduled for the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston today.Starting time is 1:00 pm. Read More

Mavado among the 'Best'

Thursday, April, 5 2018    

MAVADO is again among the headliners for this year's staging of Best of the Best Music concert scheduled for Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida, on Sunday, May 27. Read More

Pioneer Charlie Collins is dead

Thursday, April, 5 2018    

Charlie Collins, a pioneer in British West Indian entertainment, died on March 28 in England at age 81. The Hackney Gazette newspaper reported on his passing, detailing his influence as a nightclub owner, music producer and sound... Read More

Anju Blaxx, Bunting sent to mediation

Thursday, April, 5 2018    

THE court case involving music producer Anju Blaxx and Brent Bunting, son of former s ecurity m inister Peter Bunting, was sent to mediation when the two appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in... Read More

T'Wani Price aims to carve out niche

Thursday, April, 5 2018    

MOST upcoming artistes are concerned about getting their songs played on radio, but not T'Wani Price. A vlogger before he became a deejay, he is confident his popularity on social media will effectively expose his music. Read More

No love for Buju

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, April, 5 2018    

TRINIDAD & Tobago's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is reportedly up in arms over plans for reggae singer Buju Banton to perform in the twin-island republic on April 22 next year. Read More

Etana still on top

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

Etana is number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart for a second consecutive week with Reggae Forever. Read More

Mikey General drops Tewahedo

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

VETERAN singer Mikey General is on the comeback trail with latest album Tewahedo . Read More

Unity rocks the City

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

ORGANISERS of Unity in the City are pleased with the concert's staging held at the National Stadium in Kingston on Easter Monday. Read More

Busy back in the 'groove'

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 3 2018    

ONE year after his set was controversially cut at Groovin' In The Park, Busy Signal will perform for a second time on the annual concert scheduled for June 24 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. Read More


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