Music

'Church needs to do more'

GOSPEL deejay and pastor Goddy Goddy is of the opinion that Jamaica's churches could play a more active role in the nation's fight against crime. He believes they are too distracted in proving which denomination is correct. Read More

Diana King weds girlfriend
SONGBIRD Diana King is singing a new tune.The singer used social media to announce her marriage to local violinist Mijanne Webster last Friday.... Read More

Tony Rebel salutes loyal fans
In one of his popular songs Tony Rebel states: 'If Jah is standing by my side, then why should I be afraid of the pestilence that crawleth by night.'... Read More

Harmony Cruise readies to set sail
WITH just over two months to go, at least 96 per cent of the cabins on the second voyage of the Love and Harmony c ruise have already been taken.... Read More

Bugle sounds off for charity

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

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Don Corleone puts Pressure on Usher

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

PRODUCER Donovan “Don Corleone” Bennett recently completed a dancehall track with Usher. The song is titled Pressure and was recorded at the AfterMaster Recording & Mastering Studios in Los Angeles. Read More

Rebel Salute ends on a high

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 15 2018    

IT was dubbed mud splash. Read More

Blackwell signs 'Primary' deal

Monday, January, 15 2018    

ISLAND Records co-founder Chris Blackwell, according to Billboard Magazine, has signed a US$50-million deal with American entertainment company Primary Wave. Read More

Sean Paul's Dutty Rock

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

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Glenroy Richards: the singer who died at Green Bay

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

THE 40th anniversary of the infamous Green Bay incident went largely unnoticed. Five men were controversially killed at a shooting range in Port Henderson, St Catherine, by a squad of Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers on January 5, 1978. Read More

Strong sets open Rebel Salute

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

THE muddy conditions due to afternoon rains on Friday could not dampen spirits during night one of Rebel Salute at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann. Thousands of reggae pilgrims soldiered through the wet conditions to take in the more than 12 hours of live performances, which... Read More

New-look YVAs launch today

By Sade Gardner Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 11 2018    

YOUR View Awards (YVAs) will begin its new chapter this evening at a launch scheduled for the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Read More

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

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



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