12 Days of Christmas: Tactikal brings cheer to his family even while overseas
Jamaica Star

On the sixth day of Christmas, fast-rising recording artiste Tactikal, who is currently on his first promotional tour of Canada, went holiday shopping for his family back home in Jamaica.Tactikal, whose given name is...

Magnum series ends on a high
Jamaica Star

Double 'Xplosion'Here are some more highlights from the fiery climax of the Magnum Xplosion series, held at Melbourne Cricket Ground last Saturday.

Mustard Seed children get early Christmas cheer
Jamaica Star

Wards of the Mustard Seed Communities' children's home in Adelphi, St James, celebrated an early Christmas on Sunday with food, music, and even a visit from Santa Claus.The Christmas cheer was courtesy of Janet Richards,...

Magma makes Ultimate 2018 compilation
Jamaica Star

Reggae artiste Magma is pleased that his cover single Diamonds has been added to the Ultimate 2018, a compilation of the best reggae and dancehall songs for the year compiled by independent powerhouse label Tads...

Lybran does song for Christmas
Jamaica Star

The self-proclaimed 'Rumboss' Lybran has hit the streets with a captivating Christmas singleBe Careful, on the RumXmas rhythm, is sure to bring some holiday cheer to the masses.In season and out of season, Lybran always...

Kirk Alert warns against 'Frenemies'
Jamaica Star

Florida-based, Jamaica-born recording artiste Kirk Alert has released the visuals for 'Frenemies', directed by Lagikz Supreme from Lagikz VisualZ.The song, produced by Kisko Hype of Studio 91 Records from Brooklyn, New...

12 days of Christmas: Razor B to help the homeless
Jamaica Star

On the seventh day of Christmas, Razor B helped in preparations to feed the homeless.Christmas is a season of giving, a time when the less fortunate are remembered and cared for in special, meaningful ways.That was not...

Nikki Chromazz threatened after loom crashes
Jamaica Star

Social media personality Nikki Chromazz is assuring disgruntled loom investors that she will refund their money.The young entrepreneur took to Instagram on the weekend to announce that she owed $6.7 million to loom...

Photo: PM AND THE REGGAE GIRLZ
Jamaica Observer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness interacts with Reggae Girl Shanise Foster (third left) and other members of the team while Minister of Sport Olivia Grange (right) looks on during the Prime Minister's Reception for the team...

All set for Ghetto Splash
Jamaica Observer

PATRICK Roberts, organiser of the annual stage show Ghetto Splash, says everything's in place for an amazing show tonight.“Preparations are coming on good! The stage, sound and lighting are ready, and we're ready to...

Carrot Jarrett's always around
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies. When it came to sound, Third World were...

Rastafari Rootz Fest ends on high note
Jamaica Observer

NERGRIL, Westmoreland — Patrons who attended the fourth Rastafari Rootz Fest in Long Bay Beach, Negril, last weekend left on a musical high following stellar performances by veteran and up-and-comming acts.

Dawkins explores older person's rural-to-urban experience - 'Maas Mat Comes to Town' opens December 27
Jamaica Gleaner

While the Jamaican theatre season opens on Boxing Day with the curtains going up on a slew of new productions, playwright Basil Dawkins will put Maas Mat Comes to Town on stage at the Little Little Theatre, Tom Redcam...

Jamaica Youth Chorale ready for a record with Lux Aeterna
Jamaica Gleaner

Last weekend, the award-winning Jamaica Youth Chorale (JYC) celebrated 10 years of growth in friendship, music, and imagination at its concert, Lux Aeterna - A Christmas Special. Held at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the...

Ganja lyrics get royal treatment at 'Rootz Fest'
Jamaica Gleaner

Western Bureau:Last Friday night, the 2018 Rastafari Rootz Fest unfolded against a backdrop of blazing spliffs and bubbling ganga pipes. A great contrast to the days when reggae legend Jacob Miller would sing "tired fi...

Colourful affair at Hawaiian Paradise
Jamaica Star

Though rain came tumbling down around midnight, patrons at Hawaiian Paradise, held recently at Hope Zoo, got a delicious mix of music, ranging from oldies dancehall to modern tunes.Plus, the dress code matched the...

Neako Fire yearns for dancehall's good old days
Jamaica Star

Many people will argue that the '90s was the best era in dancehall and selector/recording artiste Neako Fire is one of them.With his new song Rub A Dub, featuring Runkie Hytz, he aims to bring back the days when music was...

Niney Vennam to launch remix video
Jamaica Star

Portmore-based dancehall artiste Niney Vennam will be hosting a video release party for the hip-hop remix of his single 'History Repeat' at Tracks and Records on December 31."This event is going to be lit, and it will...

Dancehall from the 2000s creates a 'Magnum Xplosion'
Jamaica Star

Despite early signs of a rainy night last Friday, queues of dancehall devotees could be seen walking along the streets leading to the Melbourne Cricket Oval, where the finale of Magnum Tonic Wine's regional series, Magnum...

DJ Khaled in land of his 'brother' Buju - First J'can visit after 12 years raises possibility of collab
Jamaica Star

DJ Khaled has never hidden his love for Jamaica and has always supported Jamaican artistes, but it took 12 years for him to take a trip back to the country. Speculation is rife that his...

SDC Local Economic Support boosts farming in Manchester
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — More than 25 farming communities in Manchester are benefiting from the Social Development Commission's (SDC) Local Economic Support initiative which recently hosted a farmers' festival in...

ENTERTAINMENT YEAR-IN-REVIEW 2018: Sandz covers Palisadoes strip
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies.  Jamaica's aviation schedule was thrown out...

The luxe life
Jamaica Observer

There is no doubt that the Jamaica Youth Chorale (JYC) is one of the country's most talented choirs.For those still not convinced, the choir's two performances this past weekend was all the evidence needed to show the...

Gyptian to host music festival
Jamaica Observer

Gyptian is upbeat ahead of the first staging of Gypy Winter Festival scheduled for the Golden Spring Community Centre in St Andrew on Saturday.

Toots spreads Yuletide cheer
Jamaica Observer

MANY Jamaicans associate Toots and The Maytals with the annual Festival Song Contest rather than Christmas, but the legendary singer and his group have been giving Yuletide cheer for over 50 years.Last year Toots went...

Popcaan rocks Wembley Arena
Jamaica Observer

On Saturday Popcaan will host Unruly Fest at Lyssons Park in St Thomas. The concert is expected to feature performances by the dancehall deejay and several of his friends from the entertainment fraternity.Unruly Fest...

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