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Sizzla set to wow Bermuda


One of the most successful contemporary reggae artists is returning to perform on Bermuda’s shores.

Grammy Award nominee Sizzla Kalonji, or Sizzla as he is most commonly referred to, will headline a concert at the No 1 Car Park in Hamilton on November 10.

“I can confirm that Sizzla is coming to Bermuda and he is so excited to be coming back here because he hasn’t been here for so long,” said Rosie Cross, who runs concert organiser Spectrum Global. “He has been busy travelling to Europe and everywhere else and when he got the news to come here he was just over the moon.”

Sizzla, whose real name is Miguel Orlando Collins, is one of the most prolific artists of all time having released more than 70 solo albums to date.

After serving his musical apprenticeship with the Caveman Hi-Fi sound system, during which time he developed his own style, Sizzla launched his recording career in 1995 with a release through the Zagalou label before teaming up with “Bobby Digital” Dixon for a series of singles. He then earned further recognition touring with fellow roots and culture artist Luciano.

Sizzla’s career took flight after joining forces with Philip ‘Fattis’ Burrell’s Xterminator Family, a partnership which spawned a succession of successful singles and the release of the artists’ debut album, Burning Up.

More than 20 of Sizzla’s albums have made it onto the Billboard’s Top Reggae Albums music chart and he remains a constant presence in the reggae charts worldwide.

His music spans three genres — reggae, ragga and dancehall.

“Sizzla is a very big draw and big in his own way of carrying a lot of different vibes for young and older people,” Mrs Cross added.

“The demographic of Sizzla is just big in its own way and I feel very good in myself to have him as an artist come to Bermuda.

“Local reggae fans can expect excitement and just a fantastic show from him because I know he is going to give it his best and I am expecting the best from him.”

Among the local talent performing on the same stage is singer Jesse Seymour and Juggling Jason.

Tickets will go on sale October 1.

Earlier this year, Spectrum Global held a successful concert at the National Sports Centre featuring international reggae stars Tarrus Riley, Cocoa Tea and Etana.