Alpha Blondy

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Seydou Koné, 1 January 1953, Dimbokoro, Ivory Coast. During the mid-80s, reggae vocalist Blondy, whose name translates as First Bandit, became one of West Africa’s most successful band leaders, his songs widely covered by other local reggae artists. Adopting not only the rhythms and instrumental arrangements of Jamaican reggae, Blondy also followed its tradition of militant protest lyrics. His embracing of reggae and rasta was not without its problems; after he returned in 1981 from... Read more

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