Mister Kali / Bio

Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1979, the man known as MIster Kali discovered his musical talents at an early age. While still only in his teens he played guitar in many local bands of various styles and genres. However, in 1997 when he first sighted Haile I Selassie I, H.I.M, his musical as well as spiritual journey into REGGAE music began. In 2007 his "Shake Weh Yuh Have" & "Weed Fi Smoke Up Now" entered a number of international reggae charts; namely the 3 & 20 spots on the October 2007 Kenyan Reggae Charts, put together by METRO 101.9 fm in Nairobi. As a live performer, he is a force to be reckoned with, backed by soundsystem or live band. Alongside long time spar Sgt. Remo, Kali was blessed in March 2008 to accompany legendary performer the Original General Smiley on a Southwestern tour and again alongside General Smiley and Ken Serious in October. The year 2009 brought forth a New Mexico Music Awards nomination for Best Rap Song for the collaboration with Santa Fe hip-hop artist Circumference for the song "Do What I Does" available on Circumference's sophmore album Resolutionary.
In November 2010 Mister Kali released his debut album STEP FAST on his own label Dread I Arts in association with Ceremony Studios. Jah Yutes Entertainment released a compilation with new Mr. Kali music as well as his own production on various other tunes called REGGAE SOULJAHS WORLDWIDE Vol.1 and also promoted a US tour in the summer of 2011 featuring Kali, General Smiley, Ken Serious and Sgt Remo. In addition, Mr. Kali is part of the Santa Fe based BoomRoots Collective, a progressive reggae and hip-hop band who released their debut EP alongside a 2 week tour in August 2013. Kali has also toured in the last few years with Dub Gideon band, playing the 2014 Reggae In The Hills as well as on the 2 Blessed Tour with J Ras of Soulifted. Currently based between Minneapolis and Northern New Mexico, Mr. Kali is working on a forthcoming EP featuring Dub Gideon as well as a full length album alongside The Boomroots Collective.

General Info

Band Members
Mister Kali-vocals, guitars, keyboards and various percussion
Artist Name
Mister Kali
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Active Since
Reggae / Reggae / Dancehall

Contact Info

Minneapolis, MN

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