New York: Reggae artiste, Stephen Marley, son of reggae icon Bob Marley is confirmed to perform at the 5th annual Irie Jamboree concert, slated to take place at Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York on
Sunday, September 2nd 2007.
The promoters were able to woo the Grammy winning producer, singer,
songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose new album "Mind Control"
contain tracks like 'Hey Baby' featuring Mos Def, 'Iron Bars'
featuring Julian Marley, Mr. Cheeks and Spragga Benz and 'The Traffic
Jam' featuring Damian Marley. Stephen's album is doing well in
Jamaica, Europe, and Canada and is generating just as much attention
state side - enjoying multiple spins on urban radio stations and cable
Louie Grant, of Irie Jamboree who helped to orchestrate the deal said,
"Sunday, September 2nd will be another historic day for Irie Jamboree
and for all the Caribbean nationals living here in the tri-state area.
Anytime we are graced with the presence of a Marley is a very special
occasion for us. Over the years, Stephen has consistently delivered
quality music in a professional and creative manner, positively
reflecting the best of Jamaica. I congratulate him for having the
foresight to produce an album of the caliber of 'Mind Control.' I also
applaud him as one of our reggae stalwarts who have kept the reggae
flame burning internationally for Jamaica" Grant noted.
The promoters announced that the 'royal family of reggae' Morgan
Heritage, singer Luciano, DA,ville, Jovi Rockwell, Assassin, Anthony B,
Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas and Lady Saw are also confirmed for Irie Jamboree
'CINCO' - the 5th staging.
"We are very excited about the lineup this year and feel especially
happy to have Morgan Heritage in the lineup. They are a favorite among
reggae lovers in the tri-state area" said Steven 'Yello' Williams of
The all day family festival will again be recorded in HDTV surround
sound and will include a food court with an eclectic array of vendors
merchandising exotic foods, arts and crafts and other cultural items
that reflect the diversity of the Caribbean.
Last year's Irie Jamboree - North America's premier reggae festival -
with headliners Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Capleton, Beenie Man,
Buju Banton and Baby Cham attracted a record twenty five thousand
patrons. The event earned bragging rights earlier this year at the
International Reggae & World Music Awards, copping the award for
"Concert of the Year," beating out contenders Reggae Sumfest (Jamaica)
and Welcome To Jamrock (Jamaica) amongst others.