The Seychelles became independent from the British this day in 1976. Remember how apartheid South Africa didn’t quite like its second president, France-Albert René and staged a (botched) coup in 1981? René (himself having profited from a coup d’état against his predecessor four years before) resigned from presidency in 2004 after being in power for 27 years. Not that this matters much for our choice of some recent music videos:
Jahrimba: Lamour pour Jah (here’s an interview – in Creole – where he talks about his music):
Kevin Etienne-Cummings suggested us this song by Patrick Victor & Elijah (Kevin says: “Patrick Victor is old school and Elijah is new dancehall, they’re remixing a favorite song of P. Victor”):
And the Jah Bless Crew:
Lots of dancehall, reggae and pop going down in the Republic of Seychelles, so it seems.