If there was ever any doubt of the power and reach of reggae, look no further than Kabaka Pyramid’s latest journey.
From a hit single featured on English electronic music duo Chase and Status album, to performing on more than 30 stages, including at major festivals, he is now embarking on his seven-date tour in Japan.
Speaking on the recent crossover single and performances, the reggae chanter said it has been “crazy high energy”.
“All the crowds were huge and loved the energy and reggae/dancehall vibes I brought even though they were there primarily for drum and bass/jungle music. The tour itself has been long. Very long. But nuff progress made and more doors knocked down,” he said.
To the delight of his Eastern fans, and for his first time in the ‘land of the rising sun’, the reggae star kicked off the Reggae Music Japan Tour 2019 last Saturday.
Kabaka will touch stages in cities like Hiroshima, Nagoya, Tokyo and Chiba.
Coined as one of the reggae revival movement integral components, the multitalented artiste, is known to thrill audiences with an energetic, mesmerising stage presence and empowering musical message.
He will be performing his various hits such as Warrior and Never Gonna Be A Slave, as well as selections from his top billboard charting album Kontraband, including Can’t Breathe.
“Japan has always been up there on my bucket list of countries to visit so I’m naturally very excited. I’m just glad I get to do what I love in one of, if not the most technologically advanced countries in the world,” he said. “Currently experiencing the customs and lifestyle of the people for myself, and of course it’s straight shellinz every night. As a Ras, I’m all about ancient traditions and civilisations so I want to see the temples and monuments as well. Can’t wait.”