African Reggae – Tiken Jah Fakoly

Tiken Jah Fakoly Born Doumbia Moussa Fakoly (1968) into a family of musicians, Fakoly grow up in the northern part of the Ivory Coast. He formed his first group in 1987. Fakoly wrote songs that documented events of his times and the oppression of his people.

His music and reputation spread across the nation and even beyond its borders, particularly to the French audiences. In 1998 Fakoly performed in Paris, his first international venture.

His later recordings such as Françafrique (2002) and Coup de Gueule (2004), have become best-sellers in France. Fakoly racked up an impressive 100,000 records sold to French audiences, making him Africa’s best-selling reggae artist.

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