OMI, singer of the hit song Cheerleader, is booked to perform at the seventh staging of Irie Fashion Rave (IFR) on April 22 and 23 at the Roosevelt Field Mall. OMI will become the first Jamaican/Caribbean artist to perform at the upscale shopping mall in East Garden City, Long Island, New York. It is one of the largest mall networks in the USA and home to Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
IFR co-producer 'Syntyche' Clarke, who brokered the Roosevelt Field Mall deal, said "the vision for IFR has always been to take our Caribbean culture and fashion to the world. It was for that very reason why in 2013 we took the giant step to move to the 3,000 capacity Resort World Casino in New York."
On an average weekend, almost a half a million customers pass through the Roosevelt Field Mall.
Aside from the fashion and music, a variety of contemporary and traditional Caribbean dishes will be displayed. Two-time Food Network's Chopped champion, Chef Andre Fowles, will appear at the Culinary Pavilion alongside celebrity chef Patrick Simpson. Chef Laniece Llyew of Milk River Restaurant & Lounge in Brooklyn, and the husband-and-wife duo Chef Sean & Jin of Sean D Catering, will also appear.
Chronixx Crosses Genres On US Tour
Since this month's launch of Chronixx's Chronology Tour, a 2017 40-city North American run with Jah9, Kelissa, Jesse Royal and Max Glazer from Federation Sound, the 24-year-old Jamaican singer has traversed music, fashion and health and wellness in the media.
Upon his arrival in New York, Chronixx was again a guest on The Tonight Show. Chronixx is also the face of Adidas Spezial. The SS17 collection of footwear and apparel by the sportswear giant was unveiled through a concentrated UK and US rollout that impacted mainstream press from Vogue, CNBC and GQ.
He is considered a "wellness guru" by SELF magazine in a recent interview on "smoothies, yoga and being a tiny speck in the Universe".
There have been interviews with The FADER and Ebro Darden on Apple Music's Beats1 that touched on his latest tracks Like and Majesty, his thoughtful process on storytelling and the philosophy of Rastafari.
Source: Jamaica Gleaner