Sizzla

Sizzla

Marlon Asher, DJ Green B

Sat, July 14, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)

$21.00 - $310.00

Sizzla
Sizzla
With more than 70 full-length studio albums since the 1990s, Sizzla is one of the most prolific and commercially successful reggae acts of his era.

Sizzla is one of the most commercially successful reggae acts of his era. A hugely prolific artist who keeps up a high quality release rate, he has put out more than an incredible 70 full length studio albums since starting out in the 1990s. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he is a keen subscriber of the Bobo Ashanti brand of the Rastafarai movement and studied mechanical engineering at Dunoon High School. In his youth he witnessed a real dancehall explosion and with that music came to a lifestyle of guns and drugs, but his devotion to religion helped steer him clear of this. Sizzla’s served his musical apprenticeship under the Caveman Hi Fi sound system and has used his music as a way of getting his messages across. He has released on labels like Digital B, VP, Greensleeves, Kalonji Records, Xterminator Records and others. He has toured extensively with the likes of Luciano and has worked with Bobby Digital Dixon. In his long career he has had many hits including the likes of ‘Babylon Cowboy’ and ‘Kings of Earth'. Some of his albums include the likes of Black Woman & Child, Taking Over, Bobo Ashanti, Da Real Thing and 876 from 2016 on Judgement Yard.

He is a fine live performer who always commands the audience on stage and has released two live albums as well as many compilations of his vast discography. Sizzla's first nomination for Best International Reggae Artist of the Year came at the 1998 MOBO Awards and he also won a place in various magazines' top 100 albums of the year. He has 21 albums that have made it into the Billboard charts, and most recently his LP 876 hit the number three slot. In his time he has worked with or been sampled by the likes of Rick Ross, Rhianna, Akon, Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean and more, whilst awards have come in from the likes of MOBO, Rolling Stone, the Reggae Academy and more.
Marlon Asher
Marlon Asher
Marlon Asher is a Trinidadian reggae singer from Enterprise, Chaguanas. His first hit was "Ganja Farmer" and he later went on to release three more popular reggae songs, his latest being "Fit and Strong".
DJ Green B
DJ Green B
Dj Green B is one of California's toppa top reggae Djs! On the radio, in the club, or at the festivals she delivers an energetic set filled with hot new music and all your favorite anthems. Listen to her popular MixCds here: http://djgreenb.com/mixtapes
Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.theuctheatre.org/