Posts tagged "Kalonji"

Sizzla Scorches New York City

Sizzla Scorches New York City

The King of Kings Mashes Down B.B. Kings

Outside the weather was watery, but pure fire blazed inside B.B. King Blues Club & Grill as Sizzla Kalonji took the stage of the storied Times Square centralized venue for the very first time early morning on October 22. In contrast to his previous New York City performance at Irie Jam’s 23rd Anniversary, his first in the area after an eight-year absence, Sizzla was without a live band and relied upon a selector to run the riddims. Unlike the open air of Irie Jam’s Roy Wilkins Park where the vibrations carried into the universe beyond, the confined vibes of the closer, more intimate space of B.B. King allowed the mystic to reverberate and pulsate to and fro, rebound off the walls and permeate the souls of the assembled. With Sizzla’s energy capable of reaching every individual in an unchained environment such as Roy Wilkin’s Park, to be exposed to his intensity amidst such intimacy was a powerful and sometimes overwhelming experience. Continues After The Jump… Read more »

Reasoning With Sizzla Kalonji

Reasoning With Sizzla Kalonji

Kalonji Speaks On The Motherland, The Messiah, Losing Fattis and Finding Snoop Lion

Sizzla’s new album The Messiah finds Sizzla near the heights of his creative powers. This new set of tunes harkens back to some of his greatest works Black Woman and Child and Da Real Ting among them. On “Give Them A Ride” he sang, “Words without works can’s sustain.” Now after his bike accident, the death of his mentor Phillp “Fatis” Burris, and his time in the motherland, Sizzla seems reinvigorated and more committed than ever to works—raising awareness of the conditions of the sufferers worldwide and proclaiming His Majesty as the true and living God. Kalonji took time to speak with Boomshots on the new songs, life after Fatis and his next plans. Run it: Interview by Rob Marriott After The Jump… Read more »