With hit songs blazing the airwaves at home and in the United States, dancehall artiste Dexta Daps will be the headline performer at the second annual Oracabessa Festival on Memorial Day, May 25. The event will take place at the Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NYC.
Arguably one of the hottest dancehall acts on the circuit now, the 7 Eleven singjay announced his presence to the music world last year with the dancehall anthem 7 eleven, which became a staple on reggae charts globally. He is currently riding the crest of popularity with Pretty Nicky and Jealous Ova, an erotic collaboration that was recorded with dancehall princess Tifa. The song has racked up thousands of hits on youtube and is extremely popular across the English-speaking Caribbean.
“We are very, very excited to welcome to the Oracabessa Festival and to New York city, breakout Jamaican artiste for 2015, Dexta Daps” an ecstatic Bobby Clake, CEO of Irie Radio said.
“Fans have flooded our radio station with hundreds of calls, requesting that Dexta be included in the line-up this year. And given that this will be his first major performance in this market, made him very attractive to us. We worked hard with his management team to make his appearance at the festival a reality,” Clarke noted.
Daps will be joined on Oracabessa by Tarrus Riley, Alaine and the Grace Thrillers, featuring gospel songbird Shirley Willis and friends.