12 May 2016
The well-known artist from the Ivory Coast has become one of the torch bearers for the opressed of Africa by speaking out, through his lyrics, against poverty and social injustice to raise international awareness.
Since his debut, in 1996, with “Mangercratie“, Tiken Jah Fakoly has consolidated his position as one Africa’s most socially committed reggae artists. Political corruption and social injustices are recurring themes in his lyrics, which he uses to speak out against social inequalities and the abuses committed by different governments and multinationals.
With ten albums behind him, at the end of last September he released “Racines”, an album that pays tribute to the songs of the reggae artists that have inspired him over his career, from Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Alpha Blondy to Max Romeo, Buju Banton and Burning Spear. He will be on Main Stage on Saturday August 20.