Alborosie is shaking up California this February with his Escape From Babylon to the Kingdom of Zion tour. This tour will give a chance to catch this rising reggae star in person. Alborosie has made his mark in the reggae world with hits that include “Rastafari Anthem”, “Kingston Town”, and “Call Up Jah.” He will be visiting numerous venues and cities including: The Arcata Theater & Lounge – February 13 in Arcata, California; The Rocket Room – February 17 in San Francisco, California; The Shattuck Down Low – February 18 in Berkeley, California.
On Escape From Babylon to the Kingdom of Zion, Alborosie pays respect to his heroes from Reggae’s golden age (Black Uhuru, Burning Spear, Steel Pulse and Bob Marley) and infusing this timeless music with a touch of modern roots and dancehall. The lead single “Stepping Out” features David Hinds from the famed reggae band Steel Pulse.
Included on the Biggest Reggae One Drop Anthems 2009 album, the successful track “Humbleness” speaks to those that are blinded by the power they possess and decides to treat his fellow man as if they were something less. The smooth track “One Sound,” brings a great collaboration with Alborosie and Gramps Morgan from Morgan Heritage. Changing gears on an updated version of the classic bedroom bully riddim from Shabba Ranks is “Blue Movie Boo”, Alborosie gives us a peek into his erotic side.
The closing track is the thought-provoking “America,” Alborosie sings about power, globalization and war set against an upbeat rockers rhythm. His music, since of style and what makes him the person he is, is attributed to the impact of Jamaica and his Rastafarian beliefs. He has been given the stamp of approval by Reggae Legends Sly and Robbie and Freddie McGregor to name a few.
Additional Tour Dates – West Coast
San Diego, California
Tribute To The Legends
Santa Cruz, California
Long Beach, California
Author: World Music Central News Department
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