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A week after coming home from the South American country of Argentina, where she performed on the Pepsi Music Festival held in the capital, Buenos Aires, on Saturday, October 16, Jamaican reggae singer, Ieye, is still revelling in the one-of-a-kind experience.

“There was just something different in the air. Everything and everybody seemed to be saying ‘welcome’. The language proved not to be a barrier as love and music are the universal language and there was plenty of that. As we stepped off the plane and go through the airport is like a barrage of happiness greeted us,” Ieye said of her Argentina debut.

Among the very pleasant surprises were the persons who turned up at the the parking lot of a radio station where Ieye was doing an interview and waited patiently until it was over, just to get a glimpse of the reggae singer. “Because people heard me on the radio, some of them just turned up to take pictures and get autographs and tell me they love me and I am their queen,” Ieye said, adding that Argentina is “really a reggae-loving land”.

During that on-air interview session she performed ‘Mama’s Hand’ and ‘Johnny’. Both songs are from her debut ‘Fevergrass’ album, due next year on Shang Records.

Another treasured moment for Ieye came at the festival, where she performed for 20 minutes in front of a whopping crowd of about 55,000 people -- easily the largest crowd to converge on the venue during the three nights of the Pepsi Music Festival,.

“The show,” she said, her voice brimming with excitement, “was amazing”.
“It was as if a higher power took control and it was a totally different Ieye. I was transformed on the stage,” she said.
“I was happy with what I was doing and the people were happy with what I had to offer,” Ieye said.
Smiling with satisfaction, she added, “My performance was greatly received and I think I left a lasting impact on Argentina”.

Then there was a third surprise when, along with reggae superstar Alborosie, she attended the launch of Rototom in Argentina. Ieye says that with the audience and the press’ reaction “it was like a show. Persons were in line to give us presents and do photographs. Imagine, people line up to give you something”.
“I am speechless... It was like crazy, crazy fun and overwhelming joy,” Ieye said, adding that she wants to go back to Argentina very soon. “I feel like Argentina is officially Ieye’s own now," she declared.

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