Music

Sunsplash's third coming

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, January, 3 2019    

Backers of the revamped Reggae Sunsplash promise that its third coming will be bigger and better. Read More

Duane Stephenson returns from Exile in February

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

Singer Duane Stephenson is upbeat about the release of his fourth album, Exile to Jedi . The 14-track set is to be released by VP Records in late February. Read More

Coming full circle

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year 2018 in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies.   Read More

Reggae, punks step forward

Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

IT was the embrace of two distinctly different cultures with similar attitudes. The punk movement and roots-reggae exploded in the United Kingdom in 1976 with rebel sounds that challenged the country's establishment. Read More

MoBay gets Treatment

Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

MONTEGO Bay's Hotbox Klvb is providing a space for up-and-coming reggae artistes and creatives from the tourist city. It caters to those who find entertainment in singing, playing instruments, painting, haute couture, photography and writing. Read More

Stanbury's hits and misses

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, January, 1 2019    

For entertainment lawyer and reggae insider Lloyd Stanbury, 2018 had a number of hits and misses for the music industry. Read More

No apology

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 1 2019    

IN November when UNESCO named reggae among its “intangible cultural heritage” bloc, it was widely hailed in Jamaica. After the United Nations' cultural and scientific agency's announcement in Mauritius, Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Jamaica's culture minister, described... Read More

Introducing Anu Brian Gold

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 30 2018    

In the 1990s Brian and Tony Gold rocked local airwaves and stages with their great voices and infectious music. Read More

More dates for Buju

Sunday, December, 30 2018    

The number of dates on Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom tour is steadily growing.Concerts in the sister Caribbean islands of The Bahamas, Barbados and St Kitts join Jamaica and Trinidad which were previoiusly announced. Read More

Reggae named global cultural treasure

Sunday, December, 30 2018    

The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. The daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died and the controversies.  Read More

Be responsible

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 30 2018    

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn has issued a stern warning to the members of the local entertainment fraternity to be mindful of their actions, as if they operate counter to the law, her office will have no choice but to prosecute. Read More

GT Taylor says sorry

Friday, December, 28 2018    

Event organiser GT Taylor has apologised to fans who were disappointed at the premature end of his annual GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza after the police refused to grant an extension of time to artistes. The event was held on Christmas Day in Black... Read More

Third World is committed

Friday, December, 28 2018    

Ask guitaist for Third World, Stephen “Cat” Coore, the reason for the group's longevity and it comes back in one word, “Commitment”. Read More

Kabaka set for Police Officers' Club

Friday, December, 28 2018    

It's been five years since reggae revival proponent Kabaka Pyramid staged his own show, and the artiste is awash with emotion as he prepares for Kabaka Pyramid Live, set for The Police Officers' Club in St Andrew later today. Read More

Aloha time on Billboard chart

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, December, 28 2018    

Hawaiian reggae acts have enjoyed considerable success on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart over the years. Three of them debut this week. They are Ekolu, Sammy Johnson and Fia. Read More



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