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  • MYOD aims to carve niche on party scene

    February 24, 2018 8:00 AM 8

    CHADWICK Smith is introducing a fresh take on the party scene with his upcoming event M Y O D (Mix Your Own Drink) scheduled for Sunday at Serengeti Bistro, Hope Zoo in St Andrew. “Jamaican partygoers are always looking for something dynamic and new... This event will be the first of its kind and will be the biggest, epic social playground to start off the year,” Smith

  • Sean Paul's Mad Love from Becky G

    February 24, 2018 8:00 AM 8

    SEAN Paul has a new single, Mad Love , with American act Becky G. The dance track, produced by French DJ David Guetta, was released on February 16. “I work with vibe, so for any collaboration I do, once there is a great vibe between myself and that artiste, just drop a good rhythm and it's all a breeze after that,” said Sean Paul. Mad Love was dropped

  • Safaree grateful for Diaspora award

    February 23, 2018 2:00 PM 9

    Jamaican rapper and VH1 TV star Safaree was at a loss for words when he was presented with the 2017 Blue and Bougie Impact Award at the sold-out event at the Mingles CafÈ in the Bronx recently. "I never got an award before... didn't even know what to do," he posted on his Instagram page hours after the show. "But thank you so much for my Impact Award

  • Sean Paul gets 'Mad Love' with American singer

    February 23, 2018 2:00 PM 8

    Grammy Award-winning, Jamaican artiste Sean Paul has released a new single, 'Mad Love', with American singer/actress Becky G on a dance track produced by David Guetta. This comes only days after his 'I'm Sanctify' single with dancehall artiste Mavado and his self-produced 'Spin It' on the Duttyrock Production's Rope rhythm. "I work with vibe, so for any collaboration

  • Bertram Brown: Greenwich Farm's pride and joy

    February 23, 2018 8:16 AM 9

    With February acknowledged as Reggae Month, the Jamaica Observer salutes some of the music's unsung heroes in this daily column. Though Bunny Lee is usually cited as the producer who put Greenwich Farm's music scene on the map, Bertram Brown also made an impact on that Kingston community with his Freedom Sounds label. Lee dominated the early and mid-1970s with artistes

  • Munga Honorebel gets bail extended

    February 22, 2018 6:38 AM 13

    Munga Honorebel had his bail extended when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree yesterday. The entertainer, whose given name is Damian Rhoden, is charged in connection with the murder of Cleveland Smith last year. Smith was shot and killed at a dance in the community of Ackee Walk in St Andrew. Yesterday when the matter

  • Tony Johnson: Reggae Sunsplash visionary

    February 22, 2018 6:38 AM 13

    With February acknowledged as Reggae Month, the Jamaica Observer salutes some of the music's unsung heroes in this daily column. JUNE will be 40 years since the first Reggae Sunsplash was held at Jarrett Park in Montego Bay. It was organised by Synergy, a company led by four friends — Don Green, John Wakeling, Ronnie Burke, and Tony Johnson. In an interview

  • More than just soca this year

    February 22, 2018 5:00 AM 17

    "Artistes like Tifa, Bounty Killer, and Spice have also performed in the past at Downtown Carnival, and regardless of the widely accepted idea that carnival is on soca, it is focused on local culture because the participants understand that every country that has a culture of music, will have a carnival surrounding it," Downtown Carnival promoter, O'Neil

  • Munga for court today

    February 21, 2018 6:37 AM 18

    Munga Honorebel is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Kingston today. He is charged with the murder of artiste Cleveland Smith, who was shot dead on Molynes Road in Kingston on February 12, 2017. According to reports, Smith left his Moonlight Drive address to attend a session. It is alleged that he was accosted by a group

  • 'The Lady of the Camellias' at Palace Cineplex this Sunday

    February 21, 2018 4:51 AM 20

    Alexandre Dumas's novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier's work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin's romantic piano score. As he arrives in Paris