Cali P to give ‘Reggae Talk’ at UWI

Cali-P-20110131CThe very popular ‘Reggae Talks’ at the University of the West Indies, Mona continue on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Neville Hall lecture theatre (N1). First it was Jah9, then Protoje, then No-Maddz. This week’s speaker is the Swiss reggae artist Cali P who now lives in Jamaica.

In an exclusive interview with Gleaner writer Jordaine Delahaye, Cali P, whose legal name is Pierre Nanon, said, “I started writing lyrics and singing in Switzerland when I was 14. There were positives and negatives living there. Looking on it as a whole, I had a lot of moments where I really didn’t want to be there because I felt unwelcome. Not being white there makes people treat you like a foreigner at all times, and that can get really annoying”.

Born to a Swiss mother and a Guadeloupian father who is a Rastaman, Cali P knew where to turn to escape the alienation he felt in the land of his birth.  He feels much more at home in his adopted country.  The title of his talk, which will focus on his artistic development, is “musicCALI-sPeaKING”.

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One thought on “Cali P to give ‘Reggae Talk’ at UWI

  1. Cali P is an epitome of excellence due to his overall balanced approach to life and his undiniable knowledge of Reggae music and the drive he has to be an household name in this genre. He is a very good example of the type of persons who should play pivotal roles in the growth and the upliftment of the music to the next level of world experience. His wide travel and his association with the right persons makes him an integral part of the music we have grown to love so wholeheartedly. The dynamism of this music genius has paved the way for the development of other persons who are desirious of playing key roles in the music stability.

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