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Alpha Blondy - Jah Victory

(Media Son - 2007)
I wish you were here
Sankara
Ranita
Ne tirez pas sur l’ambulance
Demain t’appartient
Bahia
Mister grande gueule
Afica yako
Cameroun
Jah light
Le bal des combattus
Tampiri
Les salauds
Sales racistes
Ikafô
Jesus
Gban gban
La planète
La route de la paix

Born in 1953 in Dimbokro, Ivory Coast, Seydou Koné (Alpha Blondy) was raised by his mother and grandmother Bintou. Called Elvis Blondy by his classmates, the teenager created the band Atomic Vibrations before leaving for Liberia in 1973 to learn English.

In 1982, he left for New York where he recorded his first songs. Back in Ivory Coast, he became successful on a music show from national TV (RTI) and released his first album « Jah Glory » in 1982. The single « Brigadier Sabari » spoke against the violence of the police and was an international success. Between « Jah Glory » and « Jah Victory », Alpha Blondy developed a career with 15 albums.

Recognised as the father of African reggae, this year he released a new 18 track cd produced by Tyrone Downie, a friend of Bob Marley, with some jewels like « Mister grande gueule ».

18 December 2007

Ben

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