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CHRONIXX starts a fyah in Bristol

Rising Jamaican reggae artist CHRONIXX performed his first ever full stage show in the UK last night at the Malcolm X Centre in Bristol.

Following a high profile, but brief appearance at the BBC 1Xtra show at Leeds Arena the night before, reggae fans in St Pauls got more than an hour of CHRONIXX and ZINC FENCE REDEMPTION time.

The 21-year-old rasta has blown up in 2013 as a leading figure in the latest roots revival movement coming out of Jamaica, and it was clear from the get-go how he’s breathing new life into reggae music. 

Mixing up the attitude of dancehall with lyrics about war, social cohesion and equality in tracks “Aint Giving In”, “Nah Follow Nobody” and “They Don’t Know”, there were also joyful moments with the likes of “Smile Jamaica”.

You can check out some fan-filmed footage of the show here:

The execution of the songs was near perfect, and after a long absence of dances at Malcolm X, it has to be one of the best live reggae performances I’ve seen in months.

The dance was hosted by BBC 1Xtra DJ ROBBO RANX and also included other great performances from BLACKOUT JA, DRE ISLAND, NESBETH and KELISSA, among others.

With less than three weeks to promote the Bristol show, credit has to go to the event organiser Angel Camorra who has tirelessly spread the word.

You can listen to her 'Hype It Up Reggae & Dancehall Show' on Ujima Radio and listen back to the latest show on Hulkshare.

Other upcoming UK shows on the ‘Start A Fyah Tour’ include:

Here's a high-quality YouTube clip of his Leeds performance: 

You can also check out the 1Xtra YouTube channel for more recent performances including SEAN PAUL and STYLO G.

Last week the singer released an official music video for “Here Comes Trouble” on the Rootsman Riddim and produced by Overstand Entertainment.

Check out this recent Guardian feature on the singer about his increasing prominence in reggae music.