JAM | Mar 26, 2023

Kabaka Pyramid flying off to UK next month

/ Our Today

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Union Jack waving in the wind.

2023 Grammy winner, Kabaka Pyramid is heading to the United Kingdom (UK), as part of his European tour.

He will be making stops in Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and London. Hot on the heels of winning Best Reggae Album at the 2023 Grammys for his LP ‘The Kalling’ – the reggae sensation is set to hit The Blues Kitchen in Manchester on April 6.

Kabaka Pyramid will also perform additional dates in Bristol, Birmingham and London. A key pillar of today’s Reggae Revival movement, the Jamaican artiste carved his way into the local reggae scene with Rebel Music in 2011 with marquee songs like ‘Free from Chains’ and ‘Warrior’ featuring Protoje.

Unbridled ‘rasta joy’ is etched on the face of Kabaka Pyramid after winning the Best Reggae Album category at the 65th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Twitter @Kabakapyramid)

Kabaka Pyramid’s hip hop roots were evident in his lyrical style and hard-hitting beats, laying the foundation for an ever-ascending career that has included features for Chase and Status and Rudimental, culminating so far with his 2023 Grammy-winning album ‘The Kalling’.

Produced by Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, the fifteen-track masterpiece features some frequent collaborators like Damian Marley, Protoje, Black Am I, Jesse Royal, as well as new collaborators like the legendary Buju Banton and Stephen Marley.

The Kalling Album

Kabaka Pyramid’s sophomore album (following debut ‘Kontraband’), ‘The Kalling’ is a symphony of high level contemporary reggae, which speaks to the listener on the highest of planes, the clearest most accurate musical statement about the evolution of his craft.

The grammy winner says his journey in music was ‘for a higher purpose’. For him, “The Kalling is really about my journey in music being for a higher purpose, not just to get rich or popular, but to inspire a higher vibration in whoever listens.”Kabaka Pyramid argues, “while the majority seek pleasure and sense gratification, there are a few who the Most High call upon to keep the balance inna earth. Music is what I use to answer the kall and you can feel it throughout this album.” 


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