Culture Explodes In New York

NEW YORK, NY (RHONA FOX, INC.) – It was just one of those day when Sizzla was as solid as a rock, when Gyptian was talking about some serious times, when Chuck Fender came over because it was lonely, and when Courtney Melody’s sounds washed over the crowd just like the rain. Cultural Explosion on December 8th at Amazura in Queens, NY was just what fans were looking for, as they turned out in droves to witness the reggae stars at the top of the culture genre.Chuck Fender, Courtney Melody and Ras Shiloh belted out fan favorites, and headliner Sizzla sizzled, no pun intended, with a performance that lasted well over an hour and covered more than 30 of his legendary tunes. Gyptian was also doing double-duty on stage, as fans were able to witness the making of the video for his next single, “I Can Feel Your Pain,” directed by Rhona Fox.Newcomer Ras David shone, as the crowd left their spots against the wall and converged in front the stage to take in his sounds. The night also saw performances from Little Lion, Elvis D, Nico, Rolly Bop, and a surprise cameo from Tony Curtis. The main lineup was backed by the Firehouse Band, which just added to this flawless event.It was also a history making night, as many concertgoers were pleasantly surprised when the show started and ended on time, for perhaps only the second time in the venue’s history. Kudos goes out to coordinator Tasz Smith of Triple T Production, who oversaw production of the show. Perhaps this will encourage fans to return for upcoming gigs as this holiday season brings a bevy of reggae activity to the New York area. Caption: Sizzla Kalonji and newcomer Ras David ignite the crowd at Cultural Explosion in Queens, NY.