Super Cat headlines Oracabessa Festival
Dancehall deejay Super 'Don Dadda' Cat, considered one of the greatest of all times, is set to deliver his first New York area outdoor music festival performance in over 15 years.
The 'Don Dadda' will headline the third annual Oracabessa Festival on Memorial Monday, May 30, 2016 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. The announcement was made by radio jocks Dubb Master Chris and DJ Roy of Irie Jam Radio, WVIP, 93.5FM.
Super Cat, who was christened William Anthony Maragh, achieved international fame in the late 1980s with hits songs Cry Fi De Youth and Boops, which sparked a slew of 'sugar daddy' songs. The hit parade continued in the 90s with Don Dada, Ghetto Red Hot and stateside hit Dem No Worry We, which featured Jamaican-born US rapper the late Heavy D.
Super Cat is currently being managed by legendary artiste manager and super producer Robert Livingston, who shaped his career locally and internationally, guiding him to much of his musical success over the year.
"Super Cat rarely performs in the tri-state area these day. In fact I could say he has not performed at an outdoor music festival here in the last 15-20 years" Louie Grant, Executive VP of Irie Jam Media said.
"When he accepted our invitation for this year's Oracabessa Festival, we were over the moon and so were the thousands of listeners who tuned in to the announcement on Irie Jam Radio," Grant said.
Other performers booked for the Oracabessa Festival include 'Gully Gaad' Mavado, 'Mr Smooth' Ken Boothe, Nesbeth, Vershon and Soca King Mighty Sparrow.