The vision of Micah Shemaiah

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 9 2018    

NOT one for the limelight, roots singer Micah Shemaiah enjoyed another fulfilling year under the radar in 2017. He expects more progress in 2018, using the same low-key method that has earned him a following throughout Europe. Read More

Noface Unknown begs Put Down The Gun

Monday, January, 8 2018    

Alarmed by the number of murders, emerging act Noface Unknown is appealing to Jamaica's youth to “put down the gun” in a single of the same name. Read More

Shaggy's friends deliver

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Monday, January, 8 2018    

IT was a night of strong performances for a cause as the biennial fund raiser, Shaggy and Friends, unfolded on the lawns of Jamaica House in St Andrew on Saturday. Read More

Shabba's makes a Grammy Housecall

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, January, 7 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

Introducing Lila Iké

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

On December 1 and 2, 2017 a mainstream Jamaican audience got its first taste of the music and artistry of rising artiste Lila Iké, as she performed at the two local shows headlined by reggae's current front-runner, Chronixx. Read More

US producer Rick Hall is dead

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

Rick Hall, the American producer whose vision made the Muscle Shoals sound from Alabama one of the most successful in music history, died in that southern state on January 2 at age 85. Read More


BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

YASUS Afari has a clear recollection of the embryonic stages of reggae festival Rebel Salute. In fact, the dub poet is one of the event's architects.While not associated with the event since 1996, he recalls the events which brought it into existence. Read More

I Wayne begs for balance

Saturday, January, 6 2018    

I Wayne says radio disc jocks and selectors are failing to exercise balance and fairness when playing music. As a result, good artistes are getting left behind. Read More

Errol Dunkley b'day bash on February 6

Saturday, January, 6 2018    

Veteran reggae singer Errol Dunkley is looking forward to his upcoming birthday bash. The Black Cinderella singer will celebrate his 67th birthday on February 6th at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew. Read More

Jafrass looks to New Year

Saturday, January, 6 2018    

Jafrass has released a new single, New Year , which has racked up over 20,000 views in four days. Read More

'Ants Inna Yuh Milk' was a huge success

Saturday, January, 6 2018    

The rustic town of Old Harbour in St Catherine experienced a musical explosion at the recently held dance Black Ants Inna Yuh Milk: Full Black Edition recently. Read More

Shaggy wants JDF land

Saturday, January, 6 2018    

SHAGGY says he wants, at least, an acre of land from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to expand operations at the St Andrew-based Bustamante Hospital for Children's Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Read More

Vegas rings in Abu Dhabi's New Year

Saturday, January, 6 2018    

Mr Vegas pulled out arguably one of the biggest crowds at Reggae Beach Fest in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, on New Year's Eve . Read More

Short Ghad feels nice

Saturday, January, 6 2018    

SHORT Ghad is promoting his latest single, Feel Nice, with the release of a video late this month. Read More

Freddie heats up New Year's Eve

Saturday, January, 6 2018    

NEW YORK CITY, New York — A FEW hours after New Yorkers watched the ball drop in Times Square,on what was the second coldest New Year's Eve celebration in 100 years, veteran singer Freddie McGregor brought fireworks and a burst of Jamaican sunshine to warm hearts at the New Year's... Read More


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