MIRAMAR – The Virtuoso Alborosie is shaking up California in February with his escape from Babylon to the kingdom of zion tour. This tour is the presentation and representation of Alborosie’s sound, giving people the chance to catch this rising reggae star in person. He will be visiting numerous venues performing his various hits, this tour is a must see.
On escape from Babylon to the kingdom of zion, Alborosie offers an exceptional album paying respect to his heroes from Reggae’s golden age (Black Uhuru, Burning Spear, Steel Pulse and Bob Marley) and infusing this timeless music with a touch of modern roots and dancehall. The lead single “Stepping Out” features David Hinds from the famed reggae band Steel Pulse. Included on the 2009 One-Drop Anthems album, the successful track “Humbleness” speaks to those that are blinded by the power they possess and decides to treat his fellow man as if they were something less. The smooth track “One Sound,” brings a great collaboration with Alborosie and Gramps Morgan from Morgan Heritage. Changing gears on an updated version of the classic bedroom bully riddim from Shabba Ranks is “Blue Movie Boo”, Alborosie gives us a peek into his erotic side. The closing track is the thought-provoking “America,” Alborosie sings about power, globalization and war set against an upbeat rockers rhythm. His music, since of style and what makes him the person he is, is attributed to the impact of Jamaica and his Rastafarian beliefs. He has been given the stamp of approval by Reggae Legends Sly and Robbie and Freddie McGregor to name a few.
Born Alberto D’Ascloa in Sicily, Italy; at 15 he created a reggae band called Reggae National Ticket. Signed to BMG Italia, they enjoyed huge success and record sales in excess of 200,000 units. Already wanting to leave his “Italian Babylon” Alborosie decided to quit the band, get rid of all his possessions and move to Jamaica.
Looking to find a place he could call his spiritual home, Alborosie immersed himself fully into the music, the people and culture of the island. Soon after, Alborosie embarked on making a name for himself as a reggae artist. His self-penned singles “Herbalist” and “Kingston Town” released in 2008 did well in Jamaica and in the UK with strong radio support. He released “Call On Jah” and “Rastafari Anthem” in late 2008 and collaborated with some of the island’s biggest artists including Luciano, Michael Rose, Morgan Heritage, Ky-Mani Marley, Jah Cure, Beenie Man and most recently with Etana on the superb “Blessings”.