"African Rebel Music - Roots Reggae & Dancehall" - V.A.

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    994 Crews, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Leo Muntu, Prince Dully Sykes, H2O, Zubz, Mad Melon, Mountain Black, Necessary Noize
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    • Ragga
    • Reggae
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    • CD (Compact Disc)
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Presenting hits from 10 countries ‘African Rebel Music – Roots reggae and dancehall’ gives a first insight into the new reggae dancehall movement in Africa (24 page booklet). So far only two reggae artist have had real international success: Lucky Dube and Alpha Blondy. A new generation has long arrived but allthough many of them are stars at home and regulars in their local charts, this compilation is the first chance for most of them to release their music internationally.

The East African Reggae Bashment Crew is a cooperation of two famous line-ups from East Africa: the duo Necessary Noize from Kenya and Bebe Cool from Uganda. They were nominated for one of the most important African music awards the Kora Awards in South Africa end of 2005 in the category Best African Reggae Group. Another highlight is Tiken Jah Fakoly from Ivory Coast who is no doubt the next reggae star to emerge from Africa. In 2005 he became the most successful reggae artist in France. The 994 Crew recorded the first dancehall track ever from Mauretania. The rhythm for the song was produced by Silly Walks soundsystem from Hamburg, the very soundsystem Gentleman was working with before he went solo. Ethiopia pitches in the song ‘Shashamane on my mind’ in which Sydney Salmon praises a piece of land that was once given to the Africans in the Diaspora by Haile Selassie as a place for repatriation. Batman is one of the most popular dancehall artists from Ghana adding the newest style of music now rocking the nightclubs of Accra: raglife.

Musicians like Dully Sykes, H2O, The Danfo Drivers, Peter Miles, Teba or Rebellion are the heroes of a new generation of African pop music, that has long surpassed the usual world music stars still being celebrated in Europe. The language is reggae and dancehall. The sound and lyrics of their music represent the feeling of an urban Africa in the 21st century.




Track List

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Peter Miles - Owange

Ugandan dancehall star


East African Reggae Bashment Crew - Africa unite

Kenyan Duo Necessary Noize & Ugandan Reggae Star Bebe Cool


994 Crew - Bad boy

Mauritanian dancehall crew


Tiken Jah Fakoly - Tonton d'America

Reggae Star from Ivory Coast


Leo Muntu - Wachita over

Popstar from Zambia


Dully Sykes - Handsome

Tanzania Bongo Flava Star


H2O ft. Zubz - African

Jo'burg's Township Hiphop Duo H20 ft. Zubz, the last letter


The Danfo Drivers - Sensimillia

Mad Melon & Mountain Black representing Lagos biggest ghetto Ajegunle


Necessary Noize - Bless my room

Kenya's first Lady Nazizi & The Lovechild Wyre are Necessary Noize


Baay Sooley ft. Carlou D & Country Man - Wouty Zion

Senegals Reggae Artist known to be part of Positive Black Soul


Bantu ft. Positive Black Soul - One Vibe One Flow pt.2

B.A.N.T.U: Brotherhood alliance navigating towards unity


Alif - Wooyo

Dakar female rap trio


Rebellion the Recaller ft. Suns of Light - We must Rebel

Gambian Reggae Star ft Gambian based Production Team


Sydney Salmon & The Twelve Tribe of Israel Band - Shashamane on my mind

jamaican born reggae singer Sydney Salmon repatriated to Ethiopia


Teba - Gatyeni

The Original Social Worker Teba representing the cape flat Gugulethu


Small Axe ft. Robert Slay - Love somebody


Batman Samini ft. Gogome - Lambori

Best of All Time BATMAN Samini the ghanaian raingod


Dread Maxim - Jah Fire outro

Senegalese reggae Singer

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