Tiken Jah Fakoly

Brief History



True banner of an African youth whose thirst for freedom and change he carries high, the hero of modern reggae is also the speaker of an entire continent. Author of a committed discography, as evidenced by the titles of his records, he has never ceased to mix the lines of music and combat: the verb like a weapon, the discs like scathing. Originally from Ivory Coast, fell into music at a young age, Tiken Jah Fakoly conquered his native country before embarking on an international career which led him to collaborate with the greatest (Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, Zebda, Steel Pulse, Bernard Lavilliers, Akon ...). In the space of ten albums, he has built a wild, indomitable body of work, a subtle blend of arrogance and music interspersed with shattering statements about international politics. Threatened, forced into exile for having spoken too loudly, the Ivorian is an authentic committed artist, on stage as in the field, combining in the luxurious setting of his international reggae struggle and hope, combat and Party. Crowned with immense hope for future generations, the Fakoly caravan clears up in music ...