WESTERLY — Award-winning reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid will perform for local audiences next week at the Knickerbocker Music Center at a concert sponsored by Westerly Sound.

A Kingston, Jamaica, native, Pyramid’s very name represents the message he says he “aims to convey.”

The name “Kabaka,” Ugandan for “King,” is paired with the the “long-lasting pyramids of ancient Africa” to represent his “desire for longevity in the music and deep connection to Kemetic roots,” he writes on his website.

Calling himself a “conscious revolutionary lyricist with a unique musical style,” Pyramid is known to “blend the power, energy and melody of reggae with the lyricism of hip-hop.”

He has said that he “uses his liquid and hypnotizing delivery to spread positive mes sages of spiritual evolution that forces you to listen.”

Pyramid writes that he “has developed a solid global fan base that connects with the messages in his music.” He has toured extensively over the past five years and has performed at the largest reggae stages around the world. Aided by his excellent “Bebble Rockers” band, he has brought his message and power to tens of thousands of people in North America, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean.

Known for delivering an “electrifying and entertaining live performance,” he recently concluded a 30-show “Stony Hill” tour across the United States with Damian Jr. Gong Marley to rave reviews.

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