ALPHA BLONDY & The Solar System w/ Ecko Nesta & The Lion Band LIVE at Sony Hall on November 6th!
Alpha Blondy is among the world’s most popular reggae artists. With his 12-piece band “Solar System”, Blondy offers a reggae beat with a distinctive African cast.
Some of his best known songs include Cocody Rock, Jerusalem and Apartheid Is Nazism. Over the years, the man who put Ivory Coast on the reggae map by proving the genre was not exclusive to Jamaica, have remained close to his mission to dispense a message of peace and reconciliation (he has been nominated Ambassador for the peace in Ivory Cost by the United Nation).
His new album Vision released last April is pure, vintage Blondy – politically conscious and lovingly fine-tuned. As usual Alpha produced, wrote and sang the whole of this visionary album, with the help of The Solar System, his faithful gang of musicians from Barbados, France, Ivory Coast and Jamaica, shining through the glimmering brass parts, brazen rhythms, hypnotic basslines. Vision also features the virtuosity of sound experts Tyrone Downie and Dennis Bowell and prestigious guests as The Gladiators and Ismael Lo.
November 6th at Sony Hall – New York, NY