Music

Xyclone blows into Billboard

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

For the second time in less than one year, Xyclone has made the top five of the Billboard Reggae Album's Chart. His latest album, 2774 Waterford Parkway , enters at number four with first-week sales of 181... Read More

LUST-ing to see Jamaica

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

YONKERS, New York — LUST brought the curtains down on the ninth Miss Dream Castle Pageant Saturday with a memorable performance here at Royal Regency Hotel. Read More

Father Culture eyes big break

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

BREAKING into the mainstream market has proved to be quite elusive for 52-year-old singer Father Culture. But he is not giving up. Read More

The troubled life of XXXTentacion

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

Jamaican music producer Jon FX remembers murdered rapper XXXTentacion as a talented, misunderstood youth who was set for bigger things. Read More

Mavado defends his son's innocence

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Mavado is claiming his son is innocent, according to the deejay's attorney Tamika Harris. Read More

Hood Celebrityy signs with Epic Records

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Jamaican dancehall rapper Hood Celebrityy has signed with Epic Records. She officially became a member of the major label's team in May. Read More

Shivaun Rufus making a name

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Recently, the enterprising Williams family closed the Argyle Road gates of their Redbones Blues Café with four nights of farewell concerts. The location, organisation, hospitality, and performances were well executed, but one act was not outdone by her more established... Read More

'Classics' lives up to billing

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

The breadth and depth of the talent pool that exists in Jamaican, as it relates to the performing arts, is more than meets the eye. Read More

Greats to get tribute on July 28

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, June, 18 2018    

Earl “Bagga” Walker, an unheralded bass player who recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in reggae, is among the awardees for next month's Tribute To The Greats show. Read More

Mavado's son on murder rap for court today

Monday, June, 18 2018    

MAVADO's 16-year-old son is scheduled to appear in court today.The minor, whose name cannot be released to the public, is being charged in connection with the murder of Lorenza Thomas, 23, popularly known as 'Chulups' and 'Israel'. Read More

Alva growing Stronger

Monday, June, 18 2018    

Though he was surrounded by music growing up in Clarendon and St Ann, Oliver Black never thought about becoming a professional artiste until a visit to Scandinavia 10 years ago. Read More

Call me!

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, June, 18 2018    

L'Acadco founder and lead choreographer L'Antoinette Stines is not pleased about not being credited on the album Everything Is Love by The Carters, aka Jay-Z and Beyoncé.It was released on Saturday on streaming service Tidal. Read More

Larry Silvera is dead

Monday, June, 18 2018    

Veteran musician Larry Silvera died last Thursday at age 69 due to complications from a stroke. His sister, Angela Stewart, said he passed away at the Continuous Care home in St Andrew. Read More

Embassy of Spain stages free concerts

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

The Embassy of Spain in Jamaica will host two events, dubbed West Winds — a musical experience, based on West Side Story. The performances will be held at Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay on Saturday, June 23 starting at 6:00 pm, and the second will be held at the University... Read More

Daddy's boy

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

On December 27, 1997, approximately 11 months after the birth of his son Jahazeil, Buju Banton topped the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Inna Heights, his fifth studio album.That year, Banton scored a number of hits including Love Sponge, Politics Time Again and... Read More



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