BATON ROUGE REGGAE PRESENTS TURBULENCE LIVE IN CONCERT DEC 09
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BATON ROUGE REGGAE PRESENTS TURBULENCE LIVE IN CONCERT DEC 09

BATON ROUGE REGGAE PRESENTS TURBULENCE LIVE IN CONCERT DEC 09

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Ruffins' Downtown Daiquiri Lounge

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/Welcome to the sound of Turbulence, whose righteous lyrics and straight-from-the-heart deliveries have already earned him widespread acclaim. Turbulence has built up a healthy and extensive fan base after releasing almost twenty albums and touring the world – first as support to Sizzla, and then as a headliner in his own right. His biggest hit to date is Notorious, which rapidly outgrew its reggae and dancehall roots to become a huge starred in the film Rise Up (Reggae Star), which documents the progress of three young artists from Jamaica. Turbulence now awaits the next installment of his journey after impressing both filmmakers and audiences alike with his talent, sincerity and determination – qualities that single him out from Jamaica’s other musical heirs, and that will see him scale even greater heights in future.Born into a family of four brothers, he young Sheldon Campbell hails from the Hungry Town district of Kingston. Like many other underprivileged youngsters, he began singing at school and church before serving his dancehall apprenticeship on sound-systems like Exodus Nuclear, Kilimanjaro and Arrows. He was originally known as Double Trouble until singing at a dance in Greenwich Farm one night. After witnessing his performance, a friend announced that he should be call Turbulence because of the disturbance he’d cause, and his capacity “to upset Babylon”. His first real break arrived in 1998 when an uncle heard him sing at his grandfather’s funeral. This uncle then introduces him to producer Philip “Fatis” Burrell, the discoverer of Luciano and Sizzla, who produced his debt single, Think of Peace. Right from the start, we heard the urgent outpourings of a visionary who saw the need for people to organize, centralize and realize the truth,” even whilst promoting universal love. Turbulence had written this song (and also many others) in the tranquility of the St. Mary countryside, where he often visited his mother as a youth. Inspired by artists such as Sizzla, Buju Banton and Bob Marley, he embraced Rastafarian and from that day on wards, has ensured that everything he voices has meaning, and comes from the heart. Initially compared to Sizzla on account of their similar vocal styles, Turbulence underlined his originality on a succession of tracks for Burrell’s Xterminator label. These songs, which included the beautiful Where Are Your Wings and On My Way to Zion, would distinguish him as a major new voice of Jamaican music. Several of them were included on his debut album, Turbulence, released in 2000. By then he was gaining invaluable experience by accompanying Sizzla on tours of America and Europe, often performing in front of festival size audiences. He’s grown immeasurably since then, and is a tour-de-force both on stage and in the studio. ]His subsequent album have proved near perfect examples of the conscious dancehall art – i.e., they’re vibrant and exciting enough to have club audiences leaping for joy, yet are infused by the same spirit of Rastafari that graced many reggae classics from the seventies. Love, reverence, self-empowerment and spirituality are common themes in his work. At their core is the universal message of love, Peace and unity, since Turbulence’s songs are designed to reverberate in the hearts of all people, irrespective of color or creed. Finally, we can welcome the writing of a fresh chapter in the music history – one of special relevance to the younger generation, who can now celebrate the rise of another talented youth from the ghettos of Jamaica.////CHECK HIM OUT ON YOUTUBE

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