19 August 2014
Alpha Blondy is the artist who has contributed more than any other to bring reggae to its roots in Africa. Having discovered reggae by listening to Bob Marley and Burning Spear during a long stay in New York in the seventies, Alpha returned to Ivory Coast to give life to an exceptional artistic adventure through masterpieces like "Cocody Rock" "Apartheid is Nazism", "Jerusalem" or "Yitzhak Rabin". In 1986 he recorded "Jerusalem"in Jamaica, collaborating with the Wailers bassist 'Familyman' Barrett, with the title track calling for unity of the three great monotheistic religions. In 2005 he was appointed Ambassador of Peace by the United Nations for the Ivory Coast because of his humanitarian activities. His latest work "Mystic Power" includes the participation of Jamaican dancehall star Beenie Man.
21* Rototom Sunsplash 2014 We Have a Dream
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