Iconic reggae artist Tiken Jah Fakoly returned in 2022 with his 12th album, Braquage de pouvoir. Exiled in Mali for a long time, it is in Ivory Coast, his country of origin, that he recorded this latest opus. A strong symbolism, accentuated by the intensity of the lyrics, the artist’s trademark. Social criticism, questioning of the powers, the messages remain the same, more than 25 years after his debut.
In the vein of African reggae, Jahkasa offers a revisited universe with contours as vast as the claims being decried. The Burkinabe musician expresses the need to act; carried by his powerful voice, his tracks – Gare à vous, Esprit raciste, Partir oh, … – transpire an obvious urgency. The link with the sounds of Tiken Jah is clear, the tradition will live on.