Born in Amsterdam, in one of the world’s most renowned cities, we introduce to you Natalio Rijssel better known as KaliBwoy. With roots hailing from Surinam, it was at a tender age that he developed a natural love for the Reggae and Dancehall culture. Inspired by the likes of artist such as Sizzla Peter Tosh, Ninja Man, Buju Banton and of course Bob Marley, the musical fire in him had been ignited and has since then been growing and growing.
With Kalibwoy’s ever growing passion for music he was motivated by friends to take his love for music to a higher level.Gaining courage from those closely around him he began to take his songwriting skills for reggae and dancehall more seriously. During this period of growth he got in contact with “Dredda Youthz” and so began the first leg of his journey. “Dredda Youthz” gave KaliBwoy a platform where he was able to master his skills and get the opportunity to perform with a live band.
In 2008 KaliBwoy began focusing on his Solo career, linking him with Stylzmatic Music. As a result he began working with the multitalented producer “THEprinceOFbeatz”, it was instant chemistry. KaliBwoy’s talent, powerful energy and his lyrical skills were a perfect match with that of the expertise and creativity of what StylzMatic Music had to offer.
2008 was the beginning of great things for KaliBwoy. Joining Jamrock Sound, one of the most promising sounds out of Europe, finds KaliBwoy blazing de crowd at some of Europe’s biggest venues. Supported by Dj’s Waxfiend, DJ MBA, Dj Jah, and host Maikal X, (formerly known as Shyrock of Postmen) KaliBwoy is most definitely on his way to the top.
In 2009 we find KaliBwoy opening shows for Reggae and Dancehalls finest.
From Mavado to Vybz Kartel to Elephant man to Capleton and artists such as Richie Spice, Norrisman and Chezidek. While his fame is getting bigger and his fan base is expanding, KaliBwoy is promising that: “2010 will be the year that we’ll make a difference in Reggae and Dancehall.
“We Will take over!”.
In september 2010 Kalibwoy won the first Semi finals of ‘De grote prijs van Nederland’ in de catgorie Hip-Hop. The grand finale will be December 11, 2010 in Paradiso in Amsterdam.