- Alberto d'Ascola (Singer / Producer / Musician)
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Twenty years ago, Alborosie exchanged Bella Italia for Jamrock and has been deeply devoted to study the roots of Reggae since. The musician, instrumentalist, singer and producer with Sicilian roots has settled permanently in Jamaica. Alborosie is a multi-instrumentalist being proficient in guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. His musical career began in the Italian reggae band (Reggae National Ticket) from Bergamo city in 1993, when he was just fifth teen (15) years old in which he was known as Stena.
In 2001 Alborosie went solo. He moved to the island of Jamaica to be closer to the reggae music roots and the Rastafarian culture. When arrived in Jamaica, he started working as a sound engineer and music producer at Geejam studio in Port Antonio Portland. There he had worked with artists such as; Gentleman, Ky-Mani Marley, Beenie man, Sizzla etc. After more than five (5) doing productions he released SOUL PIRATE, his first solo Album, And that was the Birth of ALBOROSIE. In 2009 he released his second album, Escape from Babylon. By summer of 2009 Alborosie was head lining all major reggae festival across Europe including; Summer Jam, In Germany, Rototom Sun Splash, in Italy, Uppsala Reggae Festival in Sweden just to name a few.
Alborosie hits includes "Rastafari Anthem", "Kingston Town" Herbalist and the list goes on. Alborosie is known for head lining music festivals in all of Europe, Both North and South America, Australia, Africa and the Caribbean.
In 2011, he became the first European / Jamaican Reggae artist to win the M.O.B.O. (Music of Black Origin) Awards in the Best Reggae Act category in the U.K
In 2014, Greensleeves Records released Specialist Presents Alborosie & Friends, a collection of collaborations with other artists.The album entered the Billboard Top Reggae Album chart at number 7. He collaborated with King Jammy on a dub album, Reality of Dub, which released in early 2015. In May 2016 his album Freedom & Fyah was released by VP records. Despite getting a Grammy nomination for this master piece, Freedom & Fyah was named The best Reggae Album across Europe and South America, by all major reggae radios, blogs and firm.
It was to be expected that the next Alborosie album would have been a high-quality-production, and Freedom & Fyah more than fulfils these expectations