Bob, Viv and smoking in the boys room

Bob Marley would have turned 73 in February. The Jamaica Observer 's Entertainment Desk will present a series of offbeat stories on his legacy. Today, we present a teaser.  Read More

Poll tips Morgan Heritage for Grammy
WITH a week to go before this year's staging of the Grammy Awards, an online poll is tipping Jamaican reggae band Morgan Heritage to take this year's Best Reggae Album category. The ceremony is scheduled for Madison Square Garden in New York next Sunday, January 28.... Read More

Autarchii tackles Land of The Free
Since he was sworn in as United States president one year ago, Donald Trump has shocked the world with an unconventional approach to governing. That style has turned off a lot of people, including Jamaican singer Autarchii.... Read More

Ugly - Stacey McKenzie’s story for the big screen
The story of Kingston-born, Toronto-based supermodel Stacey McKenzie is to make it to the big screen.... Read More

Photo: UGLY

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

Stacey McKenzie (Photo: Alex Evans) Read More

Tarrus to headline UK's More Life 2018

Saturday, January, 20 2018    

Tarrus Riley is to headline the popular music showcase, 'More Life 2018', in the United Kingdom later this year. He will be joined by Cham, Jahmiel, David Rodigan, and Bass Odyssey. Read More

Marcia Griffiths signs with new booking agency

Saturday, January, 20 2018    

Veteran reggae singer Marcia Griffiths recently signed an exclusive booking deal with the New York-based Donsome Booking Agency. Read More

Steel Pulse's former drummer is dead

Saturday, January, 20 2018    

STEVE “Grizzly” Nisbett, drummer and a member of British reggae band Steel Pulse's classic lineup, died in London Thursday at age 69. Read More

Top DJs for Mello Triple Threat

Saturday, January, 20 2018    

THREE of the hottest old-school music connoisseurs have been commissioned to spin the hits of yesteryear, at next Saturday's staging of Mello Vibes at the Mas Camp's stadium parking lot. Read More

Trekar the Dreamchaser

Saturday, January, 20 2018    

TREKAR believes giving disadvantaged youths the tools to make their dreams a reality can help fix some of Jamaica's problems, including unemployment and gun violence. Read More

Hits still flow for Truckback Records

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Saturday, January, 20 2018    

SONGS including Dye Dye by Macka Diamond, the Billboard-charting Click My Finger by Erup, and I-Octane's emotionally driven Lose a Friend , are some of the hits which have made at... Read More

Remembering dancer Bogle

By Sade Gardner Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 20 2018    

TODAY is 13 years since the passing of one of dancehall's most flamboyant figures: dancer Gerald “Bogle” Levy. Read More

Ras Goldy declaring 'No War'

Saturday, January, 20 2018    

FABIAN “Ras Goldy” Francis is hoping the message in his latest release, No War , will resonate among the youth. The song will be released in the first week of February and is produced by California-based Rally Up... Read More

From Halfway Tree to Grammy

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, January, 19 2018    

The 60th Grammy Awards takes place on January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. There are five nominees for Best Reggae Album. They are: Chronology by Chronixx; Stony Hill (Damian Marley); Avrakedabra (Morgan Heritage); Lost In Paradise (Common Kings) and Wash House Ting by J... Read More

Wicked Times

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, January, 19 2018    

THE legacy of Bobby “Bobby Digital” Dixon, arguably the most successful producer in contemporary dancehall music, will be acknowledged in February with the release of a multi-song double compact disc by VP Records. Read More


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