Sizzla set to grace first ever South African Reggae Spring Fest
1 September 2015 – Acclaimed reggae artist Sizzla Kolanji is set to perform this weekend, at the first ever Reggae Spring Jam at the Poolside in Maboneng Precinct.
The show is an initiative by Empress Reign and the Arts and Culture department in an attempt to promote local young Reggae musicians and DJs.
The lineup includes locally brewed talent such as Satma award winner in the category of Best Reggae Album, Nathi B, who sings in his home language of isiXhosa and Black Dillinger, who was born in Guguletu, in the rough ghettoes of Cape Town but now performs internationally.
Black Dillinger, already called by some ‘South-Africa’s Sizzla’, switches effortlessly between velvety soft melodies and rough, rapid-fire flows.
Also in the lineup is Vaal resident Skeleton Blazer, founder and member of the Up-front Krew who released his debut album “Man of a Battle” for Frontline Crew, an independent record label, in 2008.
The fest line up also spots two young female DJs, or selectors, as they are referred to in reggae terminology, Dj Teedo – who can be seen on the African Storm stage on Thursday nights serenading the crowds with her tunes, and DJ Mystikal Ebony a popular selector in Johannesburg circles.
Backed by a number of big brands, the fest is set to be a one-of-a-kind experience for all Reggae lovers. Zingi Sigaba of Empress Reign expressed her excitement for the upcoming show and hopes that it will become an annual event.
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