Sounds Jamaican radio missed in 2017 Sounds Jamaican

Thursday, January, 11 2018    

  Courtney John (Ecosystem)Released in June by French company Soul Man Records, the album hears John working with Paris session musicians who are strongly influenced by classic roots-reggae. Read More

JC Lodge returns for Salute

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 11 2018    

IT'S been 17 years since singer JC Lodge took the decision to return to live in the United Kingdom, and six years since she last performed in Jamaica, but she is ready and raring to perform at Rebel Salute at the Richmond Estate in St Ann this weekend. Read More

Friends Sly and Robbie take Grammy

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, January, 10 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

It's all for the cause

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

THOUSANDS of patrons turned up at the biennial concert, Shaggy and Friends, held on the lawns of Jamaica House in St Andrew last Saturday. Read More

Christopher Martin readies new album

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

Singer Christopher Martin was in a jubilant mood backstage at the just-concluded Shaggy & Friends concert held on Jamaica House's lawn in St Andrew on Saturday night. Read More

The Melodians 'return' to Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

Legendary rocksteady trio, The Melodians, score their first entry on the Billboard Reggae Album chart with The Return (Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae) which debuts at number 19. Read More

After 12: PwC parties 90s style

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

The folks at PricewaterhouseCoopers took a break from providing tax and related business advisory services to have a great time at their Christmas party, titled 'Return to the 90s', on December 19 at Hope Gardens in St Andrew. Guest performers Elephant Man and Lukie D got the vibes flowing... Read More

New owners of MJW franchise

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

VETERAN compère Weston Haughton and playwright Aston Cooke are the new holders of Miss Jamaica World (MJW) franchise. Read More

A concert with a cause

Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

THOUSANDS of patrons converged on the lawns of Jamaica House in St Andrew for biennial charity concert Shaggy and Friends on Saturday. Read More

Family matters keep Fetty home

Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

There was just one no-show at Saturday's Shaggy and Friends concert held on the lawns of Jamaica House in St Andrew. Read More

Wyclef salutes Jamaica's music

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

DURING his performance at the Shaggy and Friends charity concert on Saturday, Haitian American musician Wyclef Jean took a few minutes to acknowledge the impact of Jamaica's music on the world stage. Read More

Sasco eyes new album

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

Agent Sasco provided one of the memorable moments at Saturday's Shaggy and Friends concert.The Winning Right Now deejay made a cameo appearance during the set by guest performer British rocker Sting. Read More

Silent Ravers gets Flairy

Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

AT Saturday's Shaggy and Friends concert, Ding Dong used his set to introduce emerging choreographer Silent Ravers and his new move dubbed Flairy. Read More

When Marley met 'Maas Ran'

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

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

Spice's queen of Instagram

Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

SPICE is celebrating a social media milestone. On Sunday, she racked up one million followers on Instagram — a first for any Jamaican female dancehall artiste. Read More


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