Trench Town concert on Dec 21

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

Carmolina goes from A to Z
Born in Virginia and raised in Germany, singer Carmolina embraced diverse cultures from an early age. That can be heard in her music which calls on eclectic influences like neo-soul, dancehall and roots-reggae.... Read More

Portmore to come Aliv
Though Portmore has been a graveyard for entertainment spots over the years, owners of Aliv nightclub were not afraid to make the Sunshine City their home. The venue opens this evening, but last Tuesday, the media got a taste of things to come.... Read More

Queen Kamarla hosts kids treat
It's been a tough year for emerging reggae artiste Queen Kamarla. Her mother died and she struggled with her son's treatment for pancreatitis in the US, but she is still intent on giving back to her community. ... Read More

2017 Entertainment Highlights: RONNIE DAVIS

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

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

100 goes LIVE for charity

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

BOUNTY Killer, Sizzla, Ding Dong, Chi Ching Ching, Tosh Alexander and dBURNZ are the acts slated for 100 LIVE Stage Show on Hope Road in St Andrew on Wednesday, December 27.Show time at 8:00 pm. Read More

Blaque' promises to deliver

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

The promoters of Blaque' are promising patrons an experience like no other. Its staging is scheduled to take place this evening at the Waterfront in downtown Kingston.The food-inclusive event starts at 10:00 pm. Read More

HOLD ON! - Ninja to know fate on Monday

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December, 16 2017    

NINJAMAN will have to wait until Monday to know his fate, as sentencing was postponed when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston yesterday. Read More

Romain closes Appleton Signature series on high

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

Brimming with Romain Virgo fans, the recent Appleton Estate Signature Nights finale at The Serengeti Bistro at Hope Zoo was the place to be to kick-start the holiday season. Read More

Her brother's keeper

Friday, December, 15 2017    

With her brother's sentencing just hours away, Donna Wilson, sister of dancehall deejay Ninjaman, is keeping a positive attitude. Read More

'I Am Not AFRAID' - Etana relocates to Jamaica

Friday, December, 15 2017    

ETANA is not afraid. She said she is not allowing the rise in the murder rate to deter her decision to return to Jamaica to live permanently. Up to Sunday, December 10, the murder rate was 1,521. Read More

Reggae on show in Miami

Friday, December, 15 2017    

There was a little piece of Jamaica at last week's Art Basel exhibition at the Miami Convention Center in South Florida. The country's pop culture made its debut with the 'Let There Be Reggae' exhibition. Read More

Tosh to take centrestage at Rootzfest

Friday, December, 15 2017    

The work of reggae pioneer Peter Tosh in advocating for the legalisation of ganja will be celebrated this Sunday at Rastafari Rootzfest to be held at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril. Read More

Damian Fyffe takes his 'art' to the world

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, December, 15 2017    

WHEN the nominees for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were announced in July, Jamaican Damian Fyffe had reason to celebrate. One of the videos he worked on, Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, was nominated for Best Art Direction. Read More


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