Kabaka Pyramid photographed at the Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest in Negril, Jamaica.
Shortly after concluding his hectic west coast tour in San Francisco in the early hours of May 5, reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid boarded an Atlanta bound flight; 45 minutes after landing there he caught a connecting flight to Jamaica. Nearly three hours later, upon his arrival in Montego Bay, the artist and his managers drove another 90 minutes in the drenching rain to reach Negril, a la!d-back seaside resort town located on Jamaica’s westernmost tip, where Kabaka headlined the Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest. Once Kabaka and his band The Bebble Rockers took the stage, for over 75 minutes, they worked their way through established hits and introduced new tracks from his debut album Kontraband, which drops on May 25 and premieres here. Kabaka’s engaging onstage energy and interactions with an audience comprised almost equally of locals and visitors belied his minimal sleep and harried schedule, the details of which he eventually shared with the crowd.