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NJ Reggaefest Press Reception With Queen Ifrica, September 18, 2008, New Jersey

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WHAT:  G-City Entertainment in association with Road Block Radio, MG Promotions and Team A Promotions will host a special press/welcome reception for the media in preparation for the staging of the 8th Annual New Jersey Reggaefest.
WHEN: Thursday, September 18th, 8pm-12 midnight
WHERE: Robert Treat Hotel
50 Park Place, Downtown, Newark, NJ
GUEST: Roots Reggae’s Royal Empress Queen I-frica

RSVP: MS. RAINE INC: [email protected], 347-492-3977              
On Sunday, September 21st, G City Entertainment, Road Block Radio, MG Promotions, and Team A Promotions present the 8th Annual New Jersey Reggaefest. Marked ‘The Year of the Great,’ 2008’s staging promises to be the biggest and best yet, with a rare U.S. performance from royal Reggae empress Queen I-frica, as well as highly anticipated performances from the greats of Reggae and Dancehall from yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  

Last year’s sold-out event featured the onstage lyrical devastation of Dancehall’s reigning ‘Don Gorgon’ Ninja Man, who squared off against rival deejays Bounty Killer and Beenie Man. This year again, in a showdown dubbed ‘three the hard way,’ the rivals return for another lyrical showdown that is sure to have the Dancehall aficionados reeling. The NJ Reggaefest is also the only summer festival that Bounty Killer’s scores of die-hard Tri-State fans will get a chance to see the ‘Warlord’ live in action, as this is the only outdoor staging that he will be doing in the area for 2008.
Known as the “Fiyah Muma” Queen I-frica, who scored her first hit single with “Below the Waist,” in 2007, has emerged as one of Roots Reggae’s foremost conscious stars, stirring controversy and social awareness by addressing incest and child molestation on her follow up chart-topping single “Daddy,” and the dangers of Jamaica’s latest skin bleaching trend with “Mi Nah Rub.”
Vintage Reggae lovers will be treated to acclaimed crooners Barrington Levy and Carlton Livingston. Top contending newcomers Bugle, Serani, Etana, and Demarco will make their NJ Reggaefest debut.
The 8th Annual New Jersey Reggefest, featuring Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Ninja Man, Barrington Levy, Queen I-frica, Assassin, Etana, Demarco, Bugle, and Serani, will be held at the Halsey Street Sports Complex in Newark, on Sunday, September 21st. Limited advance tickets are on sale for $49.99 general admission, $80 VIP. Tickets are available in Irvington, Newark, East Orange, Orange, Patterson, Englewood, and New Brunswick in NJ; as well as the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn in NYC. For a full listing of ticket locations, contact 973-368-4426 or 973-573-8154.

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