Kingston JAMAICA: Kalonji Music urges all to come early to celebrate Sizzla Kalonji Earthstrong Celebrations, Rise To The Occasion IV on Saturday, April 19th at Temple Hall Estate, The Great House in Stoney Hill celebrating Sizzla’s 32nd Birthday.
Sizzla Kalonji alongside music contemporaries like Stephen Marley, Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley, Capleton, Bounty Killer, Beenieman, Spragga Benz, Anthony B, Queen Ifrika, Movado, Chuck Fenda, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, Luciano, Sanchez, Elephant Man, Sugaer Minnott, Vybz Kartel, Richi Spice, Busy Signal, Lady Saw, Etana, Erup, Junie Platinum, Voicemail, Gyptian, Turbulance, Assasin, Marcia Griffiths, Natural Black, Spice, Bascom X, Monster Empire, Lady G, Louie Culture, Thriller U, and the L.U.S.T. Crew will perform to highlight Occasion IV.
We celebrate the nomination of The Overstanding for Best Album, Artist of the Year, and Best Male Artist through www.urbanmusicawards.net, log on to vote.
This years Earthstrong celebration is a reflection of the successes and accomplishments in April 2007-April 2008 for Sizzla Kalonji and Kalonji Music Ltd. On the heels of Koch/DDMG/Kalonji Record’s Overstanding Album, four albums were released. These include Children of Jah with PNR Label, I-Space (Greensleeves), Rastafari (Penitentiary), and Addicted (LGN Entertainment).
A number of great songs were also released this year including some international collaborations. Kalonji’s single with Lil Wayne “Reasons” has been on rotation on radio, television and internet internationally. Check it out on you tube also featuring rapper T-Streets. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RanWQx05tbM. A historical collaboration manifested between Paul McCartney of the Beatles, Sizzla, Lady Saw, and Cherine Anderson entitled Nod Your Head produced by Sly and Robbie. Other prolific collabs include Sizzla, Shaggy, and Collie Budz with Mad, Mad World listen on http://video.aol.com/video-detail/shaggy-mad-mad-wolrd-feat-sizzla-andcollie-buddz/646301462, There were also collabs between Sizzla and Ini Kamoze and most recent Sizzla and Tarrus Riley http://youtube.com/watch?v=NcPVyIYEP6Y, and others.
Other projects for the year include RIDDIMs featuring Judgement Yard artist and other reggae artists. The European Tour will commence in May with the Fire House Band. Rise To The Occasion 4 on April 19th at Temple Hall Estates will launch everything. The sponsor is Freedom Wireless. Remember this is an early show. For press related concerns contact publicist Olimatta Taal 1-876-437-2889 or Jerrejef@aim.com. For information on show contact Kalonji Records at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.myspace.com/sizzlakalonji.