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AGENCY : Global Roster : Selectress Iriela  
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Selectress Iriela

DJ, Producer, MC / New York , New York, USA
MUSIC: Breaks & Breakbeat, Dancehall, Deep House, Drum n' Bass, Dubstep, Jungle, Reggae, Rn'B, Soulful House, Tribal
AFFILIATION: Second World Productions, Culture Fest International, 88.9FM WERS

BOOKING CONTACT:
booking@shejay.net
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BIOGRAPHY
Selectress Iriela has been pulling treats from her musical treasure chest since 1996. Growing up with music in her family, she got her start on drive time reggae music program, "Rockers" on 88.9FM WERS Boston. As a producer and on air personality she programmed weekly programs in not only reggae, but world, jazz, electronic, R&B and blues genres. In 1997 Selectress Iriela debuted on stage as Master of Ceremonies for Burning Spear live at the Roxy. Iriela landed a position at Heartbeat Records, while also working as voice talent in national ad campaigns and honng her production skills at KISS 108FM in Boston.

Musically, Selectress Iriela will move you in a polyrhythmic trance in several languages per set spanning reggae, dancehall, sexy, deep tribal house, electronic mash ups, R&B, soul, Afro beat and global sounds spanning multiple genres to move the body and vibrate the soul!

Selectress Iriela spins world wide to support Second World, a non profit organization harnessing the power of media, music and art to empower the poor. Iriela founded the organization after having life changing experiences in Jamaica. Inspired from her journeys and deep love of music, this organization along with a sister multimedia and events company Second World Productions, was born. Initially, the shooting of her documentary "Reggae Revolution," had originally brought her to live in this island nation, but this journey led to much more. While spinning and shooting across the island she became immersed in field research in sustainable international development, landing her in the heart of Kingston, Jamaica. More than a decade later, with the aim to unite the power of entertainment with international development, her productions to bridge the gap between the so-called "First" and "Third" world through the power of media, musical events and fair trade empowerment projects have led her to Egypt, Peru, Nepal, India, and far beyond to uplift the poorest of the poor, to ultimately edu-tain all.

As a DJ and MC she has played at countless venues having opened for legends such as the Wailers, Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, and Culture as well as contemporary artists like Luciano and Sizzla- Iriela has worn the hat of producer, on-air personality and filmmaker- from IRIE FM in Kingston Jamaica to outdoor dancehalls in the hills of Maroon rebel settlement Accompong -- to spots like the Roxy in Boston and the original CBGBs in NYC-- Iriela believes in the power of music and thrives on transmitting the most powerful sounds from both indigenous and modern to transcend time, space and moreover, Selectress Iriela sees music as ". . . a revolutionary force like no other. A universal vibration uniting us all."


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