Queen Ifrica & Tony Rebel July 2011 North American Tour
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Tony Rebel and Queen Ifrica are touring together again on this conscious, roots-oriented tour package. They have been touring together for years, and they are keeping it that way. This package features a full Jamaican entourage including a top notch band, background vocals and an engineer.

Tony Rebel was the progenitor of the sing jay style, a melodic mix of dancehall DJ toasting and singing. Tony sings a roots-oriented dancehall style. He and his brethren, the late Garnet Silk initiated a spiritual renaissance within the youthful dancehall component of Jamaican reggae.

Uplifting conscious oriented hits such as Fresh Vegetable, Sweet Jamaica and Jah by My Side spread Tony Rebel’s name and songs far and wide. Tony Rebel is a leader in Jamaica’s Cultural Revolution. He sings songs with themes of self-awareness, self- reliance, personal responsibility and determination. These values help strengthen the listener’s awareness of righteous concepts and ideals, encouraging people to live more positively. For his community, Tony does volunteer work giving speeches, charity performances and collaborating on social agenda committee’s. Tony Rebel’s annual festival – The Rebel Salute - is now the largest festival of its kind in the Caribbean. Queen Ifrica, born Ventrice Morgan hailed as Fyah Muma, has made a regal entrance into the musical world of reggae. She is poised to lead the next generation of reggae's finest.

The talented musician's career began in 1995 when she turned on a scorcher of a performance in a talent contest at Club Inferno in Montego Bay and outshone all the other contestants. Her baptism in the business included a performance on Reggae Sumfest's Singers' Nite in Montego Bay. Gracing the stage after a blazing set by Buju Banton, Queen Ifrica was not overawed by the occasion but succeeded in commanding a good reception to her message.

Subsequent to a performance on a show in honour of the late Garnett Silk, Queen Ifrica joined the Flames productions camp in 1998. Impressed by her musical virtuosity and quality of performance, Tony Rebel and his Flames crew could not resist embracing such talent. Since then, she has paved her way to becoming one of the premier female cultural artistes in the sphere of reggae music.

Magical voice; Queen Ifrica's stagecraft, her repertoire, her total artistic style has bloomed over the years, ultimately making her a staple on the cultural reggae events around the world. Her magical voice has been lacing the airwaves with hot singles such as Randy and Jus my Brethren. Her latest single and the most popular track, Below the Waist, which deals with the difficulty in sustaining amorous heterosexual relationships, has also created heatwaves across the nation.

She has worked on projects with some of reggae's finest producers and has done combinations with numerous artistes including Tarrus Riley - Stay With You (remix); Gentleman - Fire Red; Junior Kelly - Goodbye. More recently, she joined with several other reggae artistes, including: Tony Rebel, Buju Banton, and Beres Hammond for the remake of Peter Tosh's hit single, African.

The Queen's dynamic personality and magnetic stage presence has not gone unnoticed on the international scene. She has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe; performed on major festivals such as Summer Jam (Germany, 2005), Reggae on the River (California, 2006), One love Festival Tour (US, 2006), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (California, 2007) and Reggae Sundance Festival (Holland, 2007). Ifrika has shared the stage with the legendary Abyssinians, Black Uhuru, Gregory Isaacs, Buju Banton, Culture, Burning Spear and a host of others. Although not officially released, Queen's debut album Fyah Muma, is currently available and is guaranteed to motivate and elevate.