Music

PASSAGE - TRU BLU

Tuesday, December, 19 2017    

The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during the year.   Read More

McDowell aims to boost nightlife

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 18 2017    

MUSIC insider DiMario McDowell is bemoaning the decline in Jamaica's entertainment nightlife, noting that promoters and patrons have given in to society's unsavoury elements. Read More

Michael Prophet is dead

Monday, December, 18 2017    

MICHAEL Prophet, one of the many roots singers who emerged from the Jamaican dancehall during the 1980s, died in London last Saturday at age 60. Read More

Passage - Nambo Robinson

Monday, December, 18 2017    

The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during the year.  Read More

Ghetto Splash brings peace to Drewsland

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Monday, December, 18 2017    

A strong cast of artistes from diverse genres will perform on Tuesday's Ghetto Splash at Waterhouse Mini Stadium in Drewsland. Promoted by Shocking Vibes Productions, the event returned in 2013 after a 17-year break. Read More

Festival Song Competition names committee

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has named a seven-member committee to oversee the Jamaica Festival Song Competition. Read More

Trench Town concert on Dec 21

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

Several of Jamaica's leading reggae and gospel artistes are slated to perform on the third staging of Christmas Joy in the Bass at the Old Ambassador Theatre on Collie Smith Drive, Trench Town on Thursday, December 21. The event is free to residents of... Read More

'Merciless' tells 'Ninja' to write positive lyrics behind bars

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December, 16 2017    

DANCEHALL artiste “Merciless” is encouraging fellow entertainer “Ninjaman” to use the time that he will spend behind bars to write positive and uplifting music. Read More

Five J'cans in Top 15 albums of 2017

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Thursday, December, 14 2017    

Billboard Magazine has published its Top 15 reggae albums for 2017. The list was culled from the publication's weekly Billboard Reggae Album chart and ranks albums according to sales data released by Neilsen Music. The number of weeks spent on the chart and how far the... Read More

Introducing Winter Splash

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 14 2017    

MICHAEL Dawson, organiser of Winter Splash, has set the ambitious task of replacing Sting as the premiere Yuletide calendar event. Read More

PASSAGE - ALBERT MINOTT

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Thursday, December, 14 2017    

The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during the year  Read More

Pamputtae ponders ministry

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

PAMPUTTAE says she is hoping to become a preacher as she has always had the desire to serve the Lord. Read More

MILESTONE - EXODUS

By Howard Campbell Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during 2017.   Read More

Beres calls for end to gun violence

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

In a recent post-performance press conference in Barbados, Jamaican Reggae Star Beres Hammond addressed reports of a rise in criminal activity in that country. Read More

Mineral Boss shot and killed

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

JAMAICA'S music fraternity is again in shock following the murder of one of its members. Record producer Cleon “Mineral Boss” Jones, 37, was shot and killed on the Caymanas Estate Road in St Catherine yesterday morning. Read More



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