Music

Soca Kes-travaganza

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Tuesday, April, 3 2018    

HEADLINER KES the Band lived up to its billing with a sizzling hour-long performance at the soca, paint fest, Beach J'Ouvert held at Grizzly's Plantation, Priory, St Ann, last Saturday. Read More

A song for Winnie

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 3 2018    

It was hard not to follow the anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa during the 1980s when international pressure mounted for an end to racial oppression in that country. Carlene Davis found a heroine in Winnie Mandela. Read More

Where will Buju perform first?

Monday, April, 2 2018    

There is still no confirmation as to where incarcerated dancehall deejay Buju Banton will perform first after he is released from a US prison in December of this year. Read More

Ready for Love and Harmony 2019

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April, 2 2018    

Plans are already being put into place for the third annual staging of the Love and Harmony cruise in 2019. This comes immediately on the heels of this year's voyage which culminated on Thursday after six days at sea. Read More

Dancing up a Sweat

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

IT was the second rung in the ultimate comeback. Sweat (A La La La La Long) by Inner Circle, released in 1993, was a rocking song that had partygoers jamming from Montego Bay to Monaco. Read More

Roots rocking in the dancehall

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

Roots-reggae was conceived in the ghettos of Kingston during the late 1960s. The anguish of artistes who grew up in poverty, experiencing hunger and marginalisation can be heard in many a song by Bob Marley, Burning Spear or Culture. Read More

The big songs that had them dancing

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Sunday, April, 1 2018    

BUJU Banton, Mega Banton, Terror Fabulous, Junior Tucker, Garnett Silk and Leroy Smart had multiple hit songs in 1993. Read More

Freddie makes case for quality music

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, March, 29 2018    

AS he prepares to promote Go Freddie Go , his latest song, singer Freddie McGregor bemoans a lack of quality reggae on Jamaican airwaves. Read More

Chilando offers Sweetest Gift

Thursday, March, 29 2018    

Sweetest Gift is the debut album by Montego Bay-based dancehall artiste Chilando.The 15-track set is available on pre-order via s and is set for an April 6 release via Zojak World Wide. Read More

Kool Johnny Kool on a musical 'Quest'

Thursday, March, 29 2018    

Singer Kool Johnny Kool is in promotion mode for his fifth studio album titled Quest. The album was released last summer. Read More

Kes headlines Beach J'ouvert

Thursday, March, 29 2018    

KES the Band is headliner for the annual colour fest Beach J'ouvert scheduled for Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann, on Saturday. Read More

Chance puts heat on Heineken

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

DUTCH brewing company, Heineken has pulled the plug on its “Sometimes Lighter is Better” commercial after a top American rapper deemed it racist. Read More

Etana rules Billboard with Reggae Forever

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

Etana gets her second number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart this week. Reggae Forever, her fifth studio effort, moved from five to the top spot in its third week. Read More

Harmonizers doused with soca, comedy

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

' Put your flag in the air' was the hype- man's call to Harmonizers on Sunday, day two of the six-day Love and Harmony Cruise. One of the highlights aboard Celebrity Summit's, International Flag and Soca Concert was held on the liner's pool... Read More

Buju on hold

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

 Trinidad is one of the first stops on Buju Banton's comeback tour, but a spokesperson for the imprisoned singjay tells the Jamaica Observer it is uncertain an April 22, 2019 gig there will be his first after nearly 10 years in prison. Read More



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