(L-R) media marketer Dave Rodney; Lexy Brooks, VIP Connected Entertainment; hip hop star Wyclef John and Steven Williams, Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival
Brooklyn: This year’s all-new Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival will be the centerpiece and the showboat concert series during the upcoming world-famous West Indian Labor Day Carnival and Parade in Brooklyn, New York City from August 30 through September 1.
This sizzling music festival is a collaboration of two giant one day festivals – Irie Jamboree, North America’s premier reggae music festival and the popular Caribbean Fever Music festival, which has been a mainstay on the New York City calendar of events for years. Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival will take place for three consecutive nights at the attractive and luxurious Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, home of the NBA Nets basketball team. Under the new format, the three day music festival will showcase three Caribbean music genres – reggae, soca and French Creole music.
French-Caribbean music flavors of zouk and kompa will blaze the stage during the festival’s opening ‘International Nite’ on Friday August 30 with powerhouse performers including Kassav, Wyclef Jean, Tabou Combo and Djakout #1.
Award-winning and multi-platinum musician and producer Wyclef Jean has risen to the top of the international music scene over the past two decades as front man of the Fugees and during his solo career. Jean is guaranteed to electrify the Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival audience with his eclectic mix of world carnival rhythms, hip-hop and Caribbean island vibes.
“I am thrilled to be a part of this truly amazing event and my fans can expect a barrage of hits from me on that Friday night”, Wyclef Jean said at an Irie Jamboree gathering in New York recently.
Equally thrilling will be global Zouk icon Kassav from Guadeloupe and Martinique as well as Haiti’s kompa ambassadors Tabou Combo. They will be joined by Djakout#1, one of Haiti’s most sought after group. The festival will continue on Saturday August 31 (Soca Mania) and Sunday September 1 (Irie Jamboree) with big-names in soca and reggae.
Production of the Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival weekend is led by a management team of prominent media and entertainment industry insiders: Robert “Bobby” Clarke, executive director and founder, Irie Jam Media Group; Dahved Levy, executive director, Devonish Productions and founder of Caribbean Fever Music Festival and Steven Williams, executive director and founder of Irie Jamboree.
Tickets are available for sale via Ticketmaster. Log on to www.iriejamradio.com for more information.