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Oracabessa Bliss Festival

Oracabessa Bliss Festival

Agent Sasco, Tanya Stephens, singer Mikey Spice and dancehall icon Yellowman are the headliners announced for the second annual Oracabessa Festival BLISS, the signature event of Irie Jam’s 25th anniversary celebration slated for Sunday, July 8, at the Pennysaver Amphitheatre in Farmingville, Long Island, NY.

It has been a few years that Yellowman last performed at an outdoor event in New York and Bobby Clarke, founder and CEO of Irie Jam radio is elated he is confirmed for his anniversary event.

“Yellowman is an icon of our time. He is a trailblazer, a ground breaker and an ambassador for reggae and dancehall music globally” he said.

Yellowman first garnered attention in Jamaica in the late 1970s when he won the popular Tastee Talent contest event in Kingston, Jamaica. His ability to ride the rhythm and excite a crowd made him an instant hit in Jamaica. He quickly made an impact globally on the charts with hits songs “I’m Getting Married in the Morning,” “Nobody Move,” “Nobody Get Hurt,” “Zungu Zungu Zeng” and “Mad Over Me.” Yellowman was the first dancehall artist to collaborate with hip-hop stars and the first to be signed to a major American label – CBS Records.

Clarke noted that Yellowman has used his international stardom positively and has raised the Jamaican flag high as the original King of dancehall music.

“Winston ‘YellowMan’ Foster has paved the way for us with his music, so it is only fitting that as we celebrates our 25th anniversary, we pay tribute to him. We are simply ecstatic to have this pioneer touch the Oracabessa Bliss festival stage. Long live the King!” he reiterated.

At last year’s inaugural Oracabessa BLISS, Dexta Daps delivered an impressive performance, scoring with dancehall anthem ‘7eleven’ Morning Love’ “Shabba Madda Pot” and songs from his ‘Intro’ EP which he delivered with gusto.

The all white summer outdoor party kicks off at noon and goes until 8pm. It will include a tantalizing food village with Gourmet cuisine by 5 star celebrity chefs. Their will also be on site masseuses, VIP cabanas and a fashion show with celebrity guests.



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