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Sizzla Kalonji Performs for Zimbabwe's President

sizzla_reggae.jpgSizzla Kalonji is in Zimbabwe as an official guest to perform at The President's Birthday Celebration and continues to Ghana to perform two shows on March 5th and 6th for The Independence Day Celebrations, while launching new album Crucial Times produced by Homer Harris which is number 5 on the Billboard Reggae Charts.

Sizzla is an official guest and will perform at an all night birthday gala organized for President Robert Mugabe, who will be 86 on Sunday. The gala will be held at the Bulawayo' Trade Fair Grounds and is being hosted by the Director of Communications in the Information and Publicity Ministry, Retired Major Mutambudzi. Other artists that will be performing are South Africa's top Afro-pop group, the Soul Brothers and many local artists.

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After the show, Sizzla will continue to Ghana to help celebrate 53-years of Independence by performing at two shows in Accra on March 5th at the Ohene Gyan Sport Stadium and March 6th the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi. These shows are sponsored and organized by Paa K. Holbrook-Smith, a creative show producer, in collaboration with two other music production firms, Lalibela Music Productions and Aduanaba Promotions.

He will also launch his new album Crucial Times produced by Homer Harris on March 6 which happens to be Ghana's Independence Day. Groomed by Mr. Homer Harris at a young age, he began to learn the skills and techniques necessary to be an excellent artist. Sizzla called himself Little One in the beginning of his career but because of his burning appetite for hot soup, Harris named him Sizzla because of the way he drank his sizzling soup like cold water. It also reflected his lyrical style and delivery.

In January of 2010, Sizzla's spiritual father and mentor, Homer Harris produced and released a new album entitled Crucial Times. The single Crucial Times was a big hit in Europe between 2008 and 2009. Crucial Times is a very joyful and playful album, pulling from Sizzla’s organic roots with R&B-infected love songs, sexy club anthems, raucously delivered late 90's revival, hard dancehall, and even drum & bass. It showcases the many moods of Sizzla but maintains a constant theme of positive, instructional lyrics with an emphasis on making the most of life on earth. Crucial Times ask the youth to attend school and "no prostitute yourself" but at the same time "learn to live in love, be kind, and don't waste your time."

Sizzla Kalonji has 21 albums that have made it onto the Billboards Top Reggae Albums music charts. He has also placed on numerous top ten and top 100 album of the year charts. He has received awards from IRAWMA, EME, MOBO, Vibe Magazine, Rolling Stone, Irie Fm, People Choice Awards, Digital Music Award Winner, Reggae Academy Awards, and has been nominated for the Grammys several times. Sizzla Kalonji continues to release music through his career showcasing the level of talent that exudes through his creativity.

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Comments (7)

 

Tyrant Fi Gweh!:
Posted by Tyrant Fi Gweh! | March 3, 2010 5:32 PM

Big ups to Sizzla ... keep rising. But at the same time he should not be afraid to bun out some of di African leaders dem weh a oppress dem own people like Mugabe of Zimbabwe. Him used to be a hero in the eyes of many Africans but now him dun turn tyrant!



Can:
Posted by Can | March 4, 2010 12:02 PM

Robert Mugabe used to be great during the fight against apartheid, now he's just a murderous oppressor. I love Sizzla, but I don't think he should perform for some1 who's killing his own people, no matter how much is being paid.



Shato:
Posted by Shato | March 6, 2010 11:11 AM

Big Up Sizzzla got ah big response the place full up two shows sell out, one with seven thousand people, the other 2000 people.. African ah liberaqte Zimbabwe,, listen to African people not Western Media hype..weh you take Rastamen for??



Truth:
Posted by Truth | March 7, 2010 10:18 PM

@ Shato .. nuh believe di hype .. I am a born African and I know what I am talking about. It nuh have nuttn fi do wit Western Media .. go research the local Zimbabwe media and you will see what they have to say. Mugabe him did lead di independence struggle for Zimbabwe ... but now him want to hang on to power by any means necessary ...him a hero turned tyrant!



Can:
Posted by Can | March 8, 2010 4:06 PM

@ Shato

Do you think people are idiots or travel & residential habits are static & relevant only to the US & Europe. People of different nationalities live all over the world, so we dont need any media to tell us what is going on. Mugabe is a murderer who is doing anything to hold onto power.

Do you think we dont know that there are hardly any dogs/cats in the streets of Zimbabwe because people have to be eating them because they cant afford to buy food at the high inflation rates the country has? Do you think we dont know about the murders of the people there?

Cut the crap with your stupid-ass, ignorant comment & dont even get me started. It's people like you I truly despise.



shato:
Posted by shato | April 18, 2010 1:19 PM

hahaha..lool.. You are the stupid ignorant one, how could you think people are eating dogs and cats seriously i aint gon go into debate with your uneducated a*s.



Posted by FRANKCHINYOKA | April 20, 2010 5:51 AM

guys

it was nice to see Sizzla perform at our independence but people at this moment in time its no use saying sh*t to Mugabe or to whoever.

Prime Minister Tsvangrai has stated that lets close rank for all our political affiliations and concentrate on Nation Building.

Big Mr Sizzla, Big up Morgan Tsvangirai and its high time you go tho Mr Mugabe.

I cant afford to call you President Mugabe



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