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Tiken Jah Fakoly’s identity politics

A few days ago, Al Jazeera English channel screened (and then put online) a 30 minute documentary, “The Power of Song,” on the Ivorian reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly. Made by a Canadian production company, the film was billed by Al Jazeera as following Fakoly on a visit to two village schools in Côte d’Ivoire that he funds (51% of Ivorians are illiterate). The publicity also emphasized generalities. Tiken Jah “fights for Africa’s poor and marginalized.”

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Music Break

“MotoTaxi” by Guinean dancehall artist Singleton. Tiken Jah Fakoly makes a guest appearance.

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Things will get better

Magic Systeme and Tiken Jah Fakoly tells their fellow Ivorians “Ca va aller.”

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Music Break: Unité En Guinée

This Sunday, Guineans will go to the polls in a presidential run-off contest between ex-Prime Minister Cellou Dalein Diallo and his rival Alpha Condé in what is considered their first…..

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Music Monday

I’m just back from a weekend away so this is my contribution for today. Just a little something to start your week off. From Ivoirian reggae artist Tiken Jah Fakoly…..