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Sunday, August 25, 2013


Labor Day weekend is always a big deal in all major cities, such as Miami, & New York, but especially in the West Indian community in New York City.

Most of this year's events have a special spin with more interest in Dancehall and Soca.
Fever Irie Jamboree is a stage show that runs from August 30-September 1. The three night event takes place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, a borough with a strong West Indian heritage.
It features performers and selectors from the Caribbean.
The star studded Soca line up includes Bunji Garlin and wife Faye-Ann Lyons, Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood, and Iwer George.
Dancehall artist scheduled to perform include "Heels On" veteran Lady Saw, Shabba Ranks, son of the Legend himself Bob Marley, Damian "Jr Gong"Marley, I-Octane, "The Prophet" Capelton and more!

Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree,  was previously known as Irie Jamboree. Spokesman Steven Williams, was quoted in The Jamaican Observer, as saying; "What we have done this year is to take a successful premium product that has been tried and tested, and we have placed it in the heart of the
Caribbean celebrations over Labor Day weekend, he said. The response so far has been fantastic."

Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree is a joint venture between three companies: Williams' Enterprise LLC, Irie Jam Radio and Caribbean Fever.
All have promoted successful Caribbean inspired events in New York City over the years.
Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn have been home to immigrants of the Caribbean for many years. Jamaican culture has thrived there. Restaurants and record stores have grown from "moms and pops"; small businesses and outlets to major establishments.
More notable successful musicians and artist from New York, of Caribbean decent include
Nicki Minaj (Trinidad) Notorious B.I.G (Jamaica), Busta Rhymes (Jamaica) , Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh (Jamaica also) Peppa of Salt n' Peppa (Jamaica).

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