I Anbassa / Press

"Perhaps the most surprisingly unknown act was I anbassa, who was the most ROOTS of all performers. The man's energy on stage and spiritual meditation burned Marley-Esque in fearless proclamation of HAIL SELASSIE, beginning the set with a track bashing GMO's. The tie-in of classic reggae and rock steady preened with contemporary themes in the lyrical sense, fostered a great connection with the crowd, who slowly collected, as if enchanted by the riddims, on the green to witness this rare performance, backed up by his female vocals and rigid one drops."- CIDER MAGAZINE.

"CT reggae juggernaut I ANBASSA went deeper into Brooklyn than anyone should ever have to go. . As always I Anbassa tore it down. N'gosi never fails as one of the most charismatic frontmen to hold a mic. The Empresses provided invaluable support with gorgeous 2-part harmonies. Even their sound check was beautiful, truth be told. The rhythm section and guitar wer polished, professional, and powerful. Even the most isolated and pretentious were on their feet by the end of the set."

“Best Reggae Band 2010 & 2011”

“I Anbassa provides the freshest, most heartfelt reggae music I've heard since I was writing about(and interviewing) Bob Marley and Peter Tosh in the 1970's. Jah Lives!”

Author, WPKN host, and NY Times contributor Jim Motavalli - WPKN 89.5 FM

“If you haven't added this to your schedule yet, you should, because you're in for a course in modern reggae.”

Larry DiNota - Housatonic Horizons

“Hearing so much about I Anbassa lately has us all anticipating a hot, hot show from this Bridgeport based reggae, afro-beat powerhouse.”


“outstanding opening set[for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic]”

Scott Gargan, Correspondent - Stamford Advocate

“reggae stars”

Daniel Prall - The Port