Fresh from his debut performance and interview on Fox 5 Good Day New York, Reggae singer Kabaka Pyramid, who recently won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album, was quite upbeat about the experience.
He performed an acoustic version of “Stand Up,” a track from his Grammy-winning album, The Kalling, with his guitarist Shackair McQueen. Kabaka expressed gratitude for the opportunity on social media after the show,
“Thanks for the platform to perform #StandUp alongside @shackair94,” – he wrote.
Kabaka and his Bebble Rock crew are currently on their first European tour since 2019, which he calls the “Grammy edition.” The sojourn will see them on the road for six weeks, with concert stops in Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Hanover, Paris, Vienna, Bologna, and London, as well as at major festivals such as Rototom Sunsplash, Summerjam, Reggaeland UK, and Rise and Vibes.
Prior to his European exploits, Kabaka was honoured with a plaque acknowledging his “exemplary musical contribution to Jamaica’s cultural heritage on the global stage” at an event in Florida celebrating Marcus Garvey and reggae music, hosted by Oliver Mair, Consul General of Jamaica, Southern U.S.A (Florida).
In response to the award, Kabaka expressed his appreciation on social media, stating,
“Nuffraspect to the Consulate General of Jamaica, Miami @mairoliver for this award I received first night in Miramar, FL at the 2nd annual Celebrating Garvey and Reggae! Special blessings to UNIA-ACL-Jamaica President Steven Golding for a riveting and inspiring speech about the hidden aspects of Garvey and Garveyism.”
He also urged people to watch the documentary “African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey,” which he found to be powerful. Kabaka regarded the award as a perfect send-off to his European tour.
Kabaka’s album, The Kalling, which features fourteen tracks, was released last September by Ghetto Youths International and Bebble Rock Music. The album has seen an uptick in interest and is the follow-up to his 16-track album Kontraband, released almost five years ago.