Friday, January 12, 2018

TIKEN JAH FAKOLY - DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae Singer)



TIKEN JAH FAKOLY - PROFILE:

Artist: Tiken Jah Fakoly
Job: Singer, Songwriter & Musician
Location: Ivory Coast
Music: Reggae

Biography:
by Christian Lacoste

Tiken Jah Fakoly can be seen as a modern griot responsible for passing along West African history through oral tradition. His stage name comes from his ancestor Fakoly Koumba Fakoly Daba, a lieutenant in Malinke’s 1235 war for independence. Moussa Doumbia was born in 1968 in Odienné, located in the North West of Ivory Coast. He did many jobs including farming with his parents before starting his band in 1989, named ‘The Djelys’.

They did their first concert in a packed theatre in Odienné in April 1991, in front of a curious audience. Issued in 1993 and 1994, the first two albums sold locally, but went practically unnoticed nationwide, due to a lack of promotion. The songs were written in Dioula, which didn’t help the marketing strategy, Dioula being a language spoken mainly in the North. In 1995, Tiken Jah started to read more about politics, which influenced the writing process of his third album.

At the time, he teamed up with Thierry and Sophie Gros, two French citizens volunteering in Ivory Coast, who believed in his talent and played a key role in his career. In summer 1996, the album ‘Mangercratie’ (Eating-cracy)* was released and by early 1997, it was on heavy rotation in Ivory Coast were it sold over 500 000 copies. Two years later, it was distributed in France where it also gained listener & critical praise: It was the beginning of an international exposure.

The same year, the fourth album ‘Cours d’histoire’ (History Course) was released in West Africa. Politics, racial discrimination and colonization were among the themes making this album one of his most praised by Africans.

The 2002 album ‘Françafrique’ was recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong studios, produced by Wailers’ Tyrone Downie and featuring Sly & Robbie among many musicians. It won best reggae album of the year at RFI’s ‘Les Victoires de la Musique’ (Radio France Internationale). When handed the trophy, he used his microphone to denounce the ongoing French military camps in African countries, 40 years after independence. He then engaged in a high voltage performance of the title track.


In 2004, Tiken Jah used his successful formula and recorded another powerful opus with ‘Coup de gueule’ (Punch in the face)*. This album features some of the strongest material to date, including ‘Plus rien ne m’étonne’ (Nothing surprises me)* and ‘Quitte le pouvoir’ (Leave Power)*, a song directed towards African leaders who can’t call it quits. With ‘Tonton d’America’ (Uncle America)* he brings a criticism over American imperialism.

The 2007 album ‘L’African’ featured ‘African à Paris’, a noticeable reworking of Sting’s ‘English Man In New York’. No one can ignore his social commentary directed towards female circumcision, more accurately described as genital mutilation on ‘Non à l’excision’ (No to circumcision)*, a practice widespread in many African countries. He made a conscious effort of bringing up front traditional African musical instruments such as kora and balafon in his songs. This album also established the debute of a partnership with producer Jonathan Quarmby.

The albums ‘African Revolution’ (2010) and ‘Dernier appel’ (Last Call)* (2014) were well received without being as successful as the previous three. In 2015, he paid tribute to the reggae artists that he grew up listening to by recording the album ‘Racines’ (Roots). It features classics like ‘War Ina Babylon’, ‘Zimbabwe’ and ‘Is It Because I’m Black?’. As of 2017, the EPs ‘Radio Libre’ (Radio Without Boundaries)* (2009) and ‘Alerte’ (Warning)* (2012) remain exclusive to West Africa. The album ‘Le Caméléon’ (The Chameleon) (2000) was also exclusive for many years before being released in France & Canada. The West African versions of his international albums often feature exclusive tracks.

His recording and touring band is still named The Djelys and the musician lineup has been fairly consistent over the years. Since 2000, they were very busy touring across Europe, Africa and Canada. Fakoly’s name is regularly included on European summer festivals’ line up. They have no trouble selling out venues in West Africa, France and Quebec, the French-speaking Canadian province.

Most of the songs are written in French or Dioula with a few in English, such as ‘Political War’ and ‘Africa Dub’. As of 2017, Tiken Jah Fakoly hasn’t gained noticeable success within the English-speaking countries like Alpha Blondy was able to do. Key elements are there: strong lyrical content, charisma & heavy promotion… The French label Barclay (Universal) which distributes his music, didn’t focus on promoting him towards an English market. Since 2005, Tiken Jah Fakoly has had a distribution deal with the UK label Wrasse records.


After receiving serious death threats during the 2002-2007 Ivory Coast Civil War, Tiken Jah was forced into exile. He fled to the neighbor Malian country, where he has lived since 2003. In 2006, he opened his own studio ‘H. Camara’ in Bamako, named after his Ivorian comedian friend who was killed in 2003. He went back to Ivory Coast for the first time in 2007.

That same year, he was declared persona non grata in Senegal after speaking his mind onstage in Dakar regarding the Senegalese government. During the same period, he produced a few african artists through his ‘Fakoly Productions’ and launched the project ‘Un concert une école’ (One Concert One School), where the money collected during specific concerts will be invested to build up schools. As of 2017, six of them were built in Ivory Coast (2), Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and the Republic of Guinea.

He often refers to his musical influence as Burning Spear, Bob Marley, U-Roy, Culture & The Gladiators. He collaborated on many musicians’ album. He performed duets with Ken Boothe, Jah9, Steel Pulse, Alpha Blondy, Yaniss Odua, Bernard Lavilliers and the list goes on. He joined several collective projects including Unité en Guinée, Espoir pour Haïti, Kolectif Revey Twa (Reggae contre Sida) and Africa Stop Ebola.

The singer’s career is very well documented in the 2008 book ‘L’Afrique ne pleure plus, elle parle’ (Africa doesn’t cry anymore, it speaks)*. When not recording and touring, Tiken Jah spends some time on his farm. One of his new goals is to promote the value of African agriculture towards generations that embraced rural exodus. He keeps his Facebook page active by posting African political and historical texts.

*Note: The English translation for the titles is a free translation made by the author of this text and are not official title.


TIKEN JAH FAKOLY - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Albums:
.1993 - Les Djelys - [Exclusive only for Ivory Coast]
.1994 - Missiri - [Exclusive only for Ivory Coast]
.1996 - Mangercratie
.1999 - Cours d’histoire
.2000 - Le Caméléon
.2002 - Françafrique
.2004 - Coup de geule
.2007 - L’Africain
.2008 - Live à Paris
.2008 - Radio libre
.2010 - African Revolution
.2012 - Alerte
.2014 - Dernier appel
.2016 - Racines


2) Singles:
.2002 - Y'en a marre - [CD single, 12-inch Single] [Barclay]
.2010 - Je dis non ! - [Digital Single] [Barclay]
.2011 - Political War - [Digital Single] [Barclay]
.2013 - An Ka Willi - [7-inch Single] [Barclay]
.2014 - Dernier appel - [Digital Single] [Barclay]
.2016 - Is It Because I'm Black? (Feat. Ken Boothe) - [Digital Single] [Barclay]


3) Songs exclusive to West Africa
Le charnier (2002), Houphouët réveilles-toi (2002), A wouli (2002), Mal élu (2004), Bey tagnini (2004), J’ai mal (2004), Fou (2007)*, Manssa (2007)*, Attention (2007), Saya (2007), La Guinée [aka: Conakry électricité] (2009)*, Hommage aux panafricains [aka: Foly (dub)] (2009), Mon général (2009), Changement historique (2009), Rasalao (2009), Fatoumata (2009), Rastaman (2009), Soldier Dub (2009), MassaDJe (2010)*, L’Afrique attend (2010)*, La porte de l’histoire (2012)*, Alerte (2012), Nazara (dub) (2012), Missiri (dub) (2012), Africa (dub) (2012), La porte de l’histoire (dub) (2012), Alerte (dub) (2012), Génération (aka: Génération consciente) (2014)*, On a dénoncé (2014)*, Koumani (2014)*, Pauvre et riche (2014), École (2014)*, On a dénoncé (dub) (2014), 3ème dose (2016), Tu m’as tué (2017), Politiqui (2017).

*These songs were eventually available on compilations. The studio version of the songs ‘Fou’ was only available for download in France and was never included on a CD in Europe.
Note: The songs featured on the 1993-1994 cassettes were voluntary not included in this list, as these songs aren’t even circulating among collectors.


4) Songs exclusive to compilations:
Françafrique (Dub Version) (2004), Kanaky (2005), Les oiseaux du ciel (2007), Délivrance (Zenzile Dub Mix) (2007), Don (acoustic) (2009), An Ka Wili (2012).


5) Featuring:
Mélangez-vous (A.R.M. Posse, 2000), Mes vérités (N.A.M, 2001), Délivrance (Tata Pound, 2002), Baba (Tribo De Jah, 2003), Life (Dub Inc., 2003), Mama Africa (Mbégane N’Dour, 2003), Réveillez-vous (Riké, 2003), Question de peau (Bernard Lavilliers, 2004), Politic Amagni (Amadou & Mariam, 2004), African Holocaust (Steel Pulse, 2004), Global Warming (Steel Pulse, 2004), Quitte-moi (Positive Radical Sound, 2004), Iyo (Béta Simon, 2005), Fanga den (Manjul, 2005), Si si (Pierpoljak, 2005), Soppez les criminels (Didier Awadi, 2005), Trafiquants (Elie Kamano, 2005), On veut se marier (Ba Cissoko, 2006), Africa (Ba Cissoko, 2006), C’est le bonheur (Les Paris-Bamako, collectif, 2006), Comme une étoile (Humphrey, 2006), Mama Africa (Akon, 2007), Africa taferka (Idir, 2007), Politique (Mokobe, 2007), Kuma (Abdoul Jabbar, 2008), Boula (Amadou & Mariam, 2008), Invitation (Les ogres de Barback, 2009), Désolé (collectif pour Haïti, 2010), Tous ensemble (collectif Unité en Guinée, 2010), Don li enn sens (Kolectif Revey Twa, 2010), Ça va aller (Magic System, 2011), Colonisation (Wesli, 2011), Terre des hommes (Sundyata, 2011), Réconciliation (Alpha Blondy, 2011), Three The Hard Way (U-Roy, 2012), Dumia Kouma (Smarty & The Bolo Bein Roots, 2012), Mali-Ko (collectif Voices United for Mali, 2012), Madinin’Africa (Yaniss Odua, 2013), Je tourne en rond (Tom Frager, 2013), Cocoa na Chocolate (collectif, 2014), Africa Stop Ebola (collectif, 2014), Un autre monde est possible (Sinsémilia, 2015), Oser la paix (Lexxus Legal, 2015).


6) EP:
2017 - 3ème dose - [Indie]
[3-song EP available for download exclusively in Africa]


7) Video Clips (officials):
Nazara (1993), Mangercratie (1996), Descendant (1997), Plus jamais ça (1999), Ohba Ohba (1999), Bognan (1999), Y’en a marre (feat. Yaniss Odua) (2002), Le pays va mal (2002), Françafrique (2003), Plus rien ne m’étonne (2004), Tonton d’America (2004), Ça va faire mal (2005), L’Afrique doit du fric (2005), Ouvrez les frontières (feat. Soprano) (2007), Africain à Paris (2007), Non à l’excision (2008), Promesse bla bla (2008), Il faut se lever (2010), Je dis non! (2010), Vieux père (2011), Amadou (aka: La porte de l’histoire) (2012), Alerte (2012), An Ka Willi (2012), Dernier appel (2014), Le prix du paradis (2014), Is It Because I’m Black? (feat. Ken Boothe) (2015), Get Up Stand Up (feat. U-Roy) (2015), Slavery Days (2015), One Step Forward (feat. Max Romeo) (2015), 3ème dose (2017), Politiqui (2017)


8) Video Clips (featuring):
Iyo (feat. Beta Simon) (2005), Trafiquants (feat. Elie Kamano) (2005), C’est le bonheur (Les Paris-Bamako, collectif) (2006), Si si (feat. Pierpoljak) (2007), Kuma (feat. Abdoul Jabbar) (2008), Mes vérités (feat. N.A.M (2009), Désolé (collectif pour Haïti) (2010), Ça va aller (feat. Magic System) (2011), Mali-Ko (United Voices For Mali, collectif) (2013), Africa Stop Ebola (collectif) (2014), Je tourne en rond (feat. Tom Frager) (2014), Oser la paix (feat. Lexxus Legal) (2016).


9) Integral Re-edition on Box Set Cd:
.2002  - Mangercratie / Cours D’Histoire  (2 Cd) - [Barclay/Sony]
.2005 - Coup de geule / Françafrique - (2 Cd) - [Barclay/Sony]
.2006 - Coup de geule / Françafrique / Mangercratie - (3 Cd) - [Barclay/Sony]
.2012 - Françafrique / Coup de gueule / L'Africain - (3 Cd) - [Barclay]
.2016 - L'intégrale des albums originaux: (Box Set with 10 Cds + 1 Bonus Cd) - [Barclay]
[It includes the full albums: Mangercratie / Cours d'histoire / Le Caméléon / Françafrique /  Coup de gueule / L'Africain / Live à Paris / African Revolution / Dernier appel / Racines / +1 Bonus Cd with rarities]


10) Compilation/Best of:
.2005 - Tiken Jah Fakoly  (Brown Sleeve) (CD)  - [Wrasse Records]
.2006 - Tiken Jah Fakoly  (Blue Sleeve) (CD + DVD) - [Wrasse Records]
.2016 - Best Of - [Barclay]


11) Dvd: 
.2008 - D'Abidjan à Paris - [Barclay/Universal]
[Dvd includes the full concert of "Live à Paris" + Bonus]


12) Digital Release:
.2016 - Bonus
[Digital release taken from the Box Set "L'intégrale des albums originaux" 2016]


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Tiken Jah Fakoly - Discography:
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 Albums:

.1993 - Les Djelys - [Exclusive only for Ivory Coast]
(Original Press):
"Les Djelys" 1993 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
Side A: 1) Soungourouba. 2) Djely. 3) Rastaman.
Side B: 1) Ayebo. 2) Nazara. 3) Imadjigui.
[Label: Fakoly Production (Cassette: 1993)]

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Note: Only issued on tape in Ivory Coast. 'Out of print'. Very difficult to find. Five of the six songs were later re-recorded and included on different albums.
The song 'Djely' was re-recorded in 1996 for the album 'Mangercratie', both songs 'Soungouroub' and 'Nazara' were re-recorded in 2002 for the album 'Françafrique', the song 'Imadjigui' was re-recorded in 2004 for the album 'Coup de gueule' and the song 'Rastaman' was re-recorded in 2009 for the West African album 'Radio libre'.
The studio version of that last song wasn't issued, only it's dub version.
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.1994 - Missiri - [Exclusive only for Ivory Coast]
(Original Press):
"Missiri" 1994 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
Side A: 1) Missiri. 2) Baraka. 3) Tounkan.
Side B: 1) Yassa. 2) Bey Tagnini. 3) Mouctar Toure.
[Label: Fakoly Production (Cassette: 1994)]

!!!
Note: Only issued on tape in Ivory Coast. 'Out of print'. Very difficult to find. Two of the six songs were later re-recorded and included on different albums.
The songs 'Missiri' was re-recorded in 2002 for the album 'Françafrique'. The song 'Bey Tagnini' was re-recorded in 2004 and remains exclusive to the West African version of the album 'Coup de geule'.
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.1996 - Mangercratie
(Original Press):
Mangercratie (West Africa) (label Jat Music) (cassette)
Mangercratie (West Africa) (label UNKNOWN) (Cd)
"Mangercratie" 1996 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Delivrance. 2) Plus jamais ça. 3) Le descendant. 4) Don. 5) Mangercratie. 6) Djeli. 7) Crazy World. 8) Le descendant (dub).
[Label: Jat Music/Ivory Coast (Cassette & Cd: 1996), Globe/Louma/France: (Cd: 1999), Disques Nuits d’Afrique/Canada (Cd: 2000), Louma/Barclay/France (Cd: 2005)]

!!!
Note: This is the album that really kick off his career. The song 'Delivrance' was re-recorded twice. The second recording was made for the album 'Françafrique', issued in 2002. The third recording was also recorded in 2002 with Tata Pound and included on their hard-to-find album 'Cikan'. It was later included on the compilation 'Africa Wants To Be Free!' (Survie, 2005). The song 'Mangercratie' was also featured on 'Françafrique', but with a different title: 'On a tout compris' and featured Anthony B.
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.1999 - Cours d’histoire
(Original Press):
Cours d'histoire (West Africa) (label UNKNOWN) (cassette)
Cours d'histoire (West Africa) (label UNKNOWN) (Cd)
"Cours d’histoire" 1999 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Les martyrs. 2) Discrimination. 3) Politiqui kele. 4) Otitelena. 5) Nationalité. 6) Toubabou. 7) Ohba Ohba. 8) Djourou. 9) Sundjata. 10) Bognan. 11) Tata. 12) Africa (Dub).
[Label: Louma (Cassette & Cd: 1999), Globe/Louma/Sony France: (Cd: 2000), Disques Nuits d’Afrique/Canada (Cd: 2001), Louma/Barclay (Cd: 2006)]

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Note: This album was issued in France in 2000. An acoustic version of the song 'Tata' was recorded in 2014 and included on the album 'Dernier appel'.
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.2000 - Le Caméléon
(Original Press):
"Le Caméléon" 2000 - (West Africa) (label UNKNOWN) (Cd)
"Le Caméléon" 2000 - (West Africa) (label UNKNOWN) (Cassette)
"Le Caméléon" 2008 (France & Canada) (label Barclay) (Cd & Digital)
Editions:

"Le Caméléon" 2000 -  (West African Edition)
Tracks:
1) Le pays va mal [Feat. Soum Malachi]. 2) Danga. 3) Promesses de caméléon. 4) Justice. 5) Baba. 6) Allah Tando. 7) Y' en a marre. 8) Alpha Condé. 9) Politiciens. 10) Les audits. 11) Tête de mule. 12) Kafri.
[Label: Unknown (Cassette &  Cd: 2000)]

Reissue: "Le Caméléon" 2008 - (French & Canadian's Edition)
Tracks:
1) Le pays va mal [Feat. Soum Malachi]. 2) Danga. 3) Promesses de caméléon. 4) Justice. 5) Baba. 6) Allah Tando. 7) Y' en a marre. 8) Alpha Condé. 9) Politiciens. 10) Les audits. 11) Tête de mule. 12) Kafri.
[Label: Barclay (Cd: 2008) Barclay/Universal (Digital Release: 2008)]

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Note: This album was exclusive to West Africa until 2008, when Universal re-issued it in France and Canada. Four of the twelve songs featured on 'Le Caméléon'' were re-recorded in 2002 for the album 'Françafrique' ('Le pays va mal', 'Justice', 'Y'en a marre' and 'Politiciens').
The song 'Baba' was re-recorded in 2003 with Tribo De Jah and featured on the compilation 'Drop The Dept/Annulons la dette' (World Village, 2003). A longer version of 'Alpha Condé' was included on the compilation 'Découvrir: Les lauréats du prix RFI musiques du monde' (Universal, 2003)
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.2002 - Françafrique
(Original Press):
Lp/Cd Edition
Cassette Edition:
Françafrique: JAPAN edition (label UNIVERSAL) (Cd: 2003)
Editions:

"Françafrique" 2002 - (French & Canadian's Edition)
Tracks:
1) Françafrique. 2) On a tout compris [Mangercratie version 2002, Feat. Anthony B]. 3) Justice [Feat. U Roy]. 4) Soungourouba. 5) Y’en a marre [Feat. Yaniss Odua]. 6) Le balayeur. 7) Nazara. 8) Missiri [Feat. U-Roy]. 9) Africa. 10) Le pays va mal. 11) Politiciens. 12) Délivrance (Version 2002).
[Label: Barclay (Cd: 2002), (2 Lp: 2002)(2 Lp: 2016)]

“Françafrique" 2003 - (Japan Edition)
Tracks:
1) Françafrique. 2) On a tout compris [Mangercratie version 2002, Feat. Anthony B]. 3) Justice [Feat. U Roy]. 4) Soungourouba. 5) Y’en a marre [Feat. Yaniss Odua]. 6) Le balayeur. 7) Nazara. 8) Missiri [Feat. U-Roy]. 9) Africa. 10) Le pays va mal. 11) Politiciens. 12) Délivrance (Version 2002).
Bonus Japanese edition:
13) Baba* [feat. Tribo De Jah].
[Label: Barclay/Universal (Cd: 2003)]

"Françafrique" 2002 - (West African Edition)
Tracks:
1) Françafrique. 2) Missiri [Feat. U Roy]. 3) Balayeur balayé. 4) Soungourouba. 5) Africa. 6) On a tout compris [Mangercratie version 2002, Feat.Anthony B]. 7) Nazara. 8) Le Charnier•••. 9) Houphouët réveilles-toi•••. 10) Justice [Feat. U-Roy]. 11) A wouli•••. 12) Y'en a marre.
[Label: Unkown (Cassette: 2002), Unkown (Cd: 2002)]

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••• Exclusive to West Africa.

Note: This album was recorded at Tuff Gong studios, produced by Tyrone Downie and featured Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespear, Earl 'Chinna' Smith, U-Roy & Anthony B. The European, Canadian and West African version of the album contains 12 songs, but three of them differs on the West African version. 'Le charnier', 'Houphouët réveilles-toi' and 'A wouli' remains exclusive to West Africa until this day. The songs 'Le pays va mal', 'Politiciens' and 'Deliverance' weren't included on the West African version, but different recordings were available on previous albums.

Even if ten of the twelve songs issued on the European/Canadian version were previously recorded, eight were still considered as being new to that audience. Four songs were initially recorded for 'Le Cameleon' issued in 2000 and exclusive to West Africa at that time ('Justice', 'Yen a marre', 'Le pays va mal' and 'Politiciens').  The songs 'Nazara' and 'Soungourouba' were initially recorded in 1993, 'Missiri' in 1994, 'Delivrance' and 'On a tout compris' (aka: Mangercratie) in 1996 and 'Africa' (as 'Africa Dub') in 1999.
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.2004 - Coup de geule
(Original Press):
Editions:

"Coup de geule" 2004 - (French & Canadian's Edition)
Tracks:
1) Plus rien ne m'étonne. 2) Quitte le pouvoir  [Feat. Didier Awadi]. 3) Alou maye  [Feat. Saramba Kouyaté]. 4)  Tonton d'America**. 5) Démé. 6)  Ça va faire mal. 7) Kuma. 8) Où veux-tu que j'aille  [Feat. Mouss & Hakim (Zebda)]. 9) L'Afrique doit du fric. 10) Sauver. 11) Imadjigui. 12) Allah.
[Label: Barclay (Cd: 2004)(2 Lp: 2004)(2 Lp: 2016)]

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** Exclusive to France & Canada.

"Coup de geule" 2004 - (West African Edition)
Tracks:
1) Plus rien ne m'étonne. 2) Quitte le pouvoir  [Feat. Didier Awadi]. 3) Alou maye [Feat. Saramba Kouyaté]. 4) Ça va faire mal . 5) Démé. 6) Mal Élu•••. 7) Kuma. 8) Où veux-tu que j'aille  [Feat. Mouss & Hakim (Zebda)]. 9) Bey tagnini•••. 10) L'Afrique doit du fric. 11) Imadjigui. 12) Sauver. 13) Allah. 14) J’ai mal•••.
[Label: Unknown (Cassette & Cd: 2004)]

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••• Exclusive to West Africa.

Note: The song 'Tonton d'America' was initially exclusive to France and Canada, but it was included five years later on the West African EP 'Radio Libre'. The songs 'Mal élu', 'Bey tagninin' and 'J'ai mal' are exclusive to West Africa. 'Bey tagnini', was first recorded in 1994.
The song 'Kuma' is completely different (rhythm & lyrics) than the song bearing the same name, recorded by Abdoul Jabbar & Tiken Jah Fakoly in 2008.
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.2007 - L’Africain
(Original Press):
"L’Africain" 2007 - (Barclay)
"The African" 2007 - (Wrasse Records)
"L'Africain" 2007 (West African Edition) - [Showbiz]
"L'Africain" - MALI (Label UNKNOWN) (CASSETTE)
Editions:

"L’Africain" 2007 - (French, Canadian & UK's Edition)
Tracks:
1) L'Africain. 2) 2) Ouvrez les frontières [Feat. Soprano]. 3) Où aller où ?. 4) Africain à Paris. 5) Ayebada. 6) Soldier [Feat. Akon]. 7) Non à l'excision. 8) Foly. 9) Viens voir. 10) Promesses bla bla. 11) Gauche Droite. 12) Ma Côte d'Ivoire [Feat. Béta Simon].
[Label: Barclay (Cd: 2007)(2 Lp: 2007)(2Lp: 2016)(Digital Release: 2007), Wrasse (Cd: 2007)]


"L’Africain" 2007 - (West African Edition)
Tracks:
1) L'Africain. 2) Foly. 3) Venez voir. 4) Ouvrez les frontières [Feat. Soprano]. 5) Promesses bla bla. 6) Africain à Paris. 7) Fou•••. 8) Où aller où ?. 9) Gauche Droite.10) Ayebada. 11) Soldier [Feat. Akon]. 12) Ma Côte d'Ivoire [Feat. Béta Simon]. 13) Manssa•••. 14) Attention•••. 15) Saya•••. 16) Non à l'excision.
[Label: Showbiz (Cd: 2007)(Cassette: 2007)]

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••• Exclusive to West Africa.

"L'Africain"  2007 (double CD edition) (issued in France three months later)
Tracks:
Cd 1:
1) L'Africain. 2) 2) Ouvrez les frontières [Feat. Soprano]. 3) Où aller où ?. 4) Africain à Paris. 5) Ayebada. 6) Soldier [Feat. Akon]. 7) Non à l'excision. 8) Foly. 9) Viens voir. 10) Promesses bla bla. 11) Gauche Droite. 12) Ma Côte d'Ivoire [Feat. Béta Simon].
Cd 2::
1) Question de peau (feat. Bernard Lavilliers). 2) Africa taferka (feat. Idir). 3) Si si (feat. Pierpoljak). 4) Les oiseaux du ciel. 5) Baba (feat. Tribo De Jah). 6. Délivrance (Zenzile Dub Mix). 7) Y’en a marre (2000 version). 8) Stoppez les criminels (feat. Awadi).
[Label: Barclay (2 Cd: 2007)]

Note: Four songs are exclusive to West Africa: ‘Fou', Manssa', 'Attention' and 'Saya. During the first months of it’s release, customers were able download ‘Fou’ (on Fnac) or ‘Manssa’ (on iTunes France) as a bonus digital track depending on the web store they visited.
The song 'Manssa' was officially available on CD in France in 2016, on the compilation 'L'intégrale des albums originaux'.
A live version of 'Fou' was included on the album 'Live à Paris' (Barclay, 2008). An acoustic version of 'Saya' was featured on the album 'Dernier appel' (Barclay, 2014)
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.2008 - Live à Paris
(Original Press):
"Live à Paris" 2008 - (Barclay)
"Live In Paris" 2008 - (Wrasse)
Dvd: "D'Abidjan à Paris" 2008
Editions:

"Live à Paris" 2008 - (French & Canadien's Edition)
Tracks:
1) Medley (Discrimination, Les martyrs, Y’en a marre, Baba, Africa). 2) Ça va faire mal. 3) Justice. 4) Foly. 5) Le balayeur. 6) Plus rien ne m'étonne. 7) L' Africain. 8) Fou. 9) Viens voir. 10) Ohba Ohba. 11) Tonton d'America. 12) Ayebaba. 13) Gauche Droite. 14) Ouvrez les frontières. 15) Africain à Paris. 16) Délivrance. 17) Françafrique.
[Label: Barclay (Cd: 2008), Barclay/Universal (Digital Release: 2008)]

"Live In Paris" 2008 - (UK Edition)
Tracks:
1) Medley (Discrimination, Les martyrs, Y’en a marre, Baba, Africa). 2) Ça va faire mal. 3) Justice. 4) Foly. 5) Le balayeur. 6) Plus rien ne m'étonne. 7) L' Africain. 8) Fou. 9) Viens voir. 10) Ohba Ohba. 11) Tonton d'America. 12) Ayebaba. 13) Gauche Droite. 14) Ouvrez les frontières. 15) Africain à Paris. 16) Délivrance. 17) Françafrique.
[Label: Wrasse (Cd: 2008)(Digital Release: 2008)]

Double Dvd: "D'Abidjan à Paris" 2008
Dvd 1:
Full Concert::
1) Medley (Discrimination, Le martyrs, Y’en a marre, Baba, Africa). 2) Ça va faire mal. 3) Justice. 4) Foly. 5) Le balayeur. 6) Plus rien ne m'étonne . 7) L' Africain. 8) Quitte le pouvoir. 9) Missiri. 10) Fou. 11) Viens voir. 12) Ohba Ohba. 13) Tonton D'America. 14) Ayebaba. 15) Gauche Droite. 16) Ouvrez les frontières. 17) Djourou. 18) Africain à Paris. 19) Délivrance. 20) Promesses Bla Bla. 21) Françafrique.
Bonus Videoclips:
1) Y'en a marre. 2) Le pays va mal. 3) L' Afrique doit du fric. 4) Plus rien ne m'étonne. 5) Promesses bla bla. 6) Ouvrez les frontières. 7) Africain à Paris.8) Non à l'excision.
Dvd 2:
1) Mon pays va mal (documentary directed by Sylvain Taillet and Eric Mulet) (50 mins). 2) Vien voir (documentary directed by Jessy Nottola) (53 mins). 3) Ma Côte d'Ivoire (concert recorded live in Abidjan on December 8, 2007) (51 mins)
[Label: Barclay/Universal (2 Dvd: 2008)]

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NOTE: Recorded live at The Zenith in Paris, on April 26 2008. On the DVD version there are four more songs: Quitte le pouvoir, Missiri, Djourou, Promesses bla bla
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.2009 - Radio libre
(Original Press):
"Radio libre" 2009 - (Exclusive To West Africa)
Tracks:
1) La Guinée [Aka: Conakry électricité]. 2) Hommage aux panafricains [Aka: Foly (dub)]. 3) Mon général. 4) Changement historique. 5) Rasalao. 6) Fatoumata. 7) Rastaman. 8) Soldier Dub. 9) Tonton d’America.
[Label: Unknown (Cd: 2008)]

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Note: This album features four new vocal tracks: 'La Guinée', 'Mon général', 'Changement historie' and 'Rasalao'. and four new dub versions.
'Fatoumata' and 'Rastaman' are dub versions of two tracks that were never released. 'Rastaman' is mostlikerly a re-recording of the 1993 song. 'Hommage aux panafricains' is a dub version of 'Foly' and 'Soldier Dub' is a dub version of the track recorded with Akon in 2007.
The 2004 recording of the song 'Tonton d'America' was included as a bonus track and makes is debut in West Africa.
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.2010 - African Revolution
(Original Press):
Editions:

"African Revolution" 2010 -  (French, Canadian & UK's Edition)
Tracks:
1) African Revolution. 2) Je dis non!. 3) Political War [Feat. Asa]. 4) Marley Foly. 5) Il faut se Lever. 6) Sinimory. 7) Vieux père. 8) Sors de ma télé. 9) Votez. 10) Je ne veux pas ton pouvoir. 11) Initié. 12) Laisse-moi m'exprimer.
[Label: Barclay (Cd/Lp 2010), Barclay/Universal (Digital Release: 2010), Wrasse (Cd: 2010)]

"African Revolution" 2010 -  (West African Edition)
Tracks:
1) African Revolution. 2) Il faut se lever. 3) MassaDje*. 4) Je dis non!. 5) Political War [Feat. Asa]. 6) Marley Foly. 7) Sinimory. 8) Vieux père. 9) Sors de ma télé. 10) Votez. 11) L’Afrique attend*.
12) Je ne veux pas ton pouvoir. 13) Initié. 14) Laisse-moi m'exprimer.
[Label: Unknown (Cd: 2010)]

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* Bonus tracks on West African Edition

Note: There was two bonus tracks on the West African version: ‘MassaDje' and 'L'Afrique attend'. During the first months of it’s release, customers in France were able to download ‘MassaDje’ (on Fnac) or ‘L’Afrique attend’ (on iTunes France) as a bonus digital track depending on the web store they visited. Those two songs were also included on the compilation ‘Prix découvertes RFI 2005-2010’ (RFI, 2010).
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.2012 - Alerte
(Original Press):
"Alerte" 2012 - (Exclusive To West Africa)
Tracks:
1) La porte de l’histoire (aka: Amadou). 2) Alerte. 3) Vieux Père. 4) Nazara (dub). 5) Missiri (dub). 6) Africa (dub). 7) La porte de l’histoire (dub). 8) Alerte (dub).
[Label: Unknown (Cd: 2012)]

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Note: This album features two new vocal tracks: 'La porte de l'histoire'' and 'Alerte', plus four dub versions. 'Africa (dub)' is a different song than the one included on the 1999 album 'Cours d'histoire'.  'Nazara (dub)' and 'Africa (dub)' are dub versions of songs recorded for the 2002 album 'Françafrique'.
The promotional video clip of the first song was named 'Amadou'. The song was later included on the box set 'L'intégral des albums originaux'..
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.2014 -  Dernier appel
(Original Press):
Editions:

"Dernier appel" 2014 -  (French, Canadian & UK's Edition)
Tracks:
1) Dernier appel. 2) Human Things [Feat. Nneka]. 3) Le prix du paradis. 4) Diaspora [Feat. Alpha Blondy]. 5) Tata. 6) Dakoro. 7) War Ina Babylon [Feat. Nneka & Patrice]. 8) Too Much Confusion  [Feat. Patrice]. 9) Quand l'Afrique va se réveiller.10) Saya.
[Label: Barclay (Lp/Cd/Digital: 2014), (Wrasse (Cd: 2014)]

“Dernier Appel” 2014 -  (Fnac Double CD Edition)
Tracks
Disc 1:
1) Dernier appel. 2) Human Things [Feat. Nneka]. 3) Le prix du paradis. 4) Diaspora [Feat. Alpha Blondy]. 5) Tata. 6) Dakoro. 7) War Ina Babylon [Feat. Nneka & Patrice]. 8) Too Much Confusion  [Feat. Patrice]. 9) Quand l'Afrique va se réveiller.10) Saya.
Disc 2:
1) Génération consciente (aka: Génération).2) On a dénoncé.
[Label: Barclay (2 Cd: 2014)]

"Dernier Appel" 2014 - (West African Edition)
Tracks:
1) Dernier appel. 2) Dakoro. 3) Le prix du paradis. 4) Génération consciente*. 5) Diaspora [Feat. Alpha Blondy]. 6) Tata. 7) Human [Feat. Nneka]. 8) On a dénoncé*. 9) War Ina Babylon [Feat. Nneka & Patrice]. 10) Koumani*. 11) Too Much Confusion [Feat. Patrice]. 12) Pauvre et riche*. 13) Quand l’Afrique va se réveiller. 14) École*. 15) Saya. 16) On a dénoncé (Dub)*.
[Label: Barclay (Cd: 2014)]

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* Bonus tracks on West African Edition

Note: Six songs were exclusive to West Africa: ‘Génération consciente', 'On a dénoncé', 'Koumani', Pauvre et riche', 'École' and 'On a dénoncé (dub)'. During the first months of it’s release, customers in France were able to download ‘Koumani’ as a digital bonus track on iTunes France.
The songs ‘Génération consciente’ and ‘On a dénoncé’ were available on a double CD edition exclusive to the retail chain Fnac. The songs ‘Génération consciente’, ‘Koumini’ and ‘École’ were included on the 2016 box set ‘L’intégral des albums originaux’. ‘Tata' and 'Saya' are acoustic versions of songs previously available on the albums 'Cours d'histoire' (1999) and 'L'Africain' (2007).
The African version of the song 'War Ina Babylon' has a different intro: it features the a 15 seconds cover of John Lennon classic 'Give Peace A Chance'. Barclay was probably not able to get the legal rights in time for the release of the album.
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.2015 - Racines
(Original Press):
"Racines" 2015 - (French, Canadian & UK's Edition)
Tracks:
1) Is It Because I'm Black? [Feat. Ken Boothe]. 2) Get Up Stand Up [Feat. U-Roy]. 3) One Step Forward [Feat. Max Romeo]. 4) Slavery Days. 5) Zimbabwe. 6) Fade Away [Feat. Jah9]. 7) Brigadier Sabari. 8) Hills And Valleys. 9) Christopher Columbus. 10) Police And Thieves. 11) African.
[Label: Barclay (Cd/Lp/Digital: 2015), Wrasse (Cd: 2015)]

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Note: This album features 11 cover songs of reggae music that Tiken Jah Fakoly grew up listening to.
The original artists that recorded theses songs are as followed: 'Is It Because I'm Black?' (Syl Johnson and covered by Ken Boothe), 'Get Up Stand Up' (Bob Marley & The Wailers), 'One Step Forward' (Max Romeo), 'Slavery Days' (Burning Spear), 'Zimbabwe' (Bob Marley & The Wailers), 'Fade Away' (Junior Byles), 'Brigadier Sabari' (Alpha Blondy), 'Hills And Valleys' (Buju Banton), 'Columbus' (Burning Spear), 'Police And Thieves' (Junior Murvin) and 'African' (Peter Tosh).

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 EP:

.2017 - 3ème dose
(Original Press):
"3ème dose" EP - 2017
Tacklist:
1) 3ème dose. 2) Tu m'as tué. 3) Politiqui.
[Label: Unknown (Digital Release: 2017)]

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Note: 3-song EP available for download exclusively in Africa

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Digital Release:

.2016 - Bonus
[It includes the Cd bonus from the Box Set "L'intégrale des albums originaux" 2016]
(Original Press):
"Bonus" 2016
[Digital Release taken from the Box set "L'intégrale des albums originaux" 2016]
Tracks:
1) Baba (recording No.2) (feat. Tribo De Jah). 2) Question de peau [Tiken Jah Fakoly & Bernard Lavilliers]. 3) Les oiseaux du ciel. 4) Si si [Tiken Jah Fakoly &  Pierpoljak]. 5) Africa taferka [Tiken Jah Fakoly & Idir]. 6) An Ka Willi. 7) La porte de l'histoire. 8) Génération. 9) Koumani. 10) Africa Stop Ebola [Collectif Africa Stop Ebola]. 11) École. 12) Manssa. 13) Conakry électricité (aka: La Guinée). 14) Délivrance (Zenzile Dub Mix).
[Label: Barclay (Digital Release: 2016)]

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It includes the Cd bonus from the Box Set: "L'intégrale des albums originaux"
Box Set with 10 Cds + 1 Bonus Cd
Label: Barclay & Wrasse
Cd Box Set includes the full albums:
1) Mangercratie / 2) Cours d'histoire / 3) Le Caméléon / 4) Françafrique /  5) Coup de gueule / 6) L'Africain / 7) Live à Paris / 8) African Revolution / 9) Dernier appel / 10) Racines / 11) + Bonus Cd with rarities

"Bonus" 2016

Note:
The song 'BABA (recording No.2))' was originally included on the compilation 'Drop The Dept' (2003). The song 'QUESTION DE PEAU' was recorded for Bernard Lavilliers 'Carnet de route' (2004).
The song 'LES OISEAUX DU CIEL' was composed for the 2006 movie 'Les oiseaux du ciel' (later retitled 'Après l'océan'). A jam session featuring the song is included in the movie, but not this recording. The studio version was officilally released as a bonus track on the LImited Edition Double CD of the album 'l'Africain', issued in December 2007.

The song 'SI SI' was recorded for Pierpoljak album 'Je blesserai personne' (2006). The song 'AFRICA TAFERKA' was recorded for Idir's album 'La France des couleurs…' (2007). The song 'AN KA WILLI' was first issued as a single in West Africa on December 31, 2012, than later released as a 7-inch single in France (April 2013).
The song 'LA PORTE DE L'HISTOIRE' (also known as 'Amadou') was issued on the Tiken Jah Fakoly 2012 album 'Alerte', exclusively available in West Africa (February 2012). It was released in France as the B-side of 'An Ka Willi' (April 2013).

The song 'RÉCONCILIATION' was recorded in Fall 2011 and later included on Alpha Blondy's album 'Mystic Power' (2013). The songs 'GÉNÉRATION' (also known as 'Génération consciente'), 'KOUMANI' and 'ÉCOLE' were included on the West African version of the album 'Dernier Appel' (2014).
In France, the song 'GÉNÉRATION' was available as a bonus track on 'Dernier Appel' 'Double CD – Édition Spéciale Fnac'. In France, the song 'KOUMANI' was featured as a bonus track exclusively available from the iTunes download of the album 'Dernier Appel'.

The song 'MANSSA' was included on the West African version of the album 'L'Africain' (2007). In France, the same song was featured as a bonus track exclusively available from the iTunes download of the album 'L'Africain'. The song 'CONAKRY ÉLECTRICITÉ' (also known as 'La Guinée') was featured on the album 'Radio Libre', issued exclusively in West Africa in 2009.

The dub version of the song 'DÉLIVRANCE', also know as 'Délivrance (Zenzile Dub MIx)' was first issued on the Limited Edition Double CD of the album 'L'Africain' (2007). The song 'AFRICA STOP EBOLA' is a collective recorded in October 2014.

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Compilation/Best of:

.2005 - Tiken Jah Fakoly
(Original Press):
.2005 - Tiken Jah Fakoly  (Brown Sleeve) (CD)  - [Wrasse Records]
.2006 - Tiken Jah Fakoly  (Blue Sleeve) (CD + DVD) - [Wrasse Records]
Editions:

"Tiken Jah Fakoly" 2005 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Françafrique. 2) On a tout compris (feat. Anthony B). 3) Alou maye (feat. Saramba Kouyaté). 4) Missiri (feat. U Roy). 5) Quitte le pouvoir (feat. Didier Awadi). 6) Kuma. 7) Plus rien ne m'étonne. 8) Soungourouba. 9) Y'en a marre (feat. Yaniss Odua). 10) Tonton d'America. 11) Justice (feat. U Roy). 12) Démé.13) Allah. 14) Délivrance.
[Label: Wrasse (Cd: 2005)(Digital Release: 2006)]


"Tiken Jah Fakoly" 2006 - (Cd + Dvd)
Tracks:
Cd:
1) Françafrique. 2) On a tout compris (feat. Anthony B). 3) Alou maye (feat. Saramba Kouyaté). 4) Missiri (feat. U Roy). 5) Quitte le pouvoir (feat. Didier Awadi). 6) Kuma. 7) Plus rien ne m'étonne. 8) Soungourouba. 9) Y'en a marre (feat. Yaniss Odua). 10) Tonton d'America. 11) Justice (feat. U Roy). 12) Démé.13) Allah. 14) Délivrance.
Dvd:
"Festival du Bout du Monde (Crozon, Bretagne)"
(Concert recorded on August 13, 2005)
1) Intro (Les audits (instrumental version). 2) Politiciens. 3) Le balayeur. 4) Plus jamais ça. 5) Africa. 6) L'Afrique doit du fric . 7) Tonton d'America. 8) Le pays va mal . 9) Les Martyrs. 10) Quitte le pouvoir. 11) Françafrique. 12) générique.
[Label: Wrasse (Cd+Dvd: 2006)]

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The 'Tiken Jah Fakoly' compilation issued on Wrasse Records in 2005/2006 is a compilation of 14 songs coming from 'Françafrique' (2002) and 'Coup de geule' (2004), two albums that weren't issued in UK.
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.2016 - Best Of
(Original Press):
Japanese edition 2016

“Best Of” 2016 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Mangercratie. 2) Le descendant. 3) Les martyrs. 4) Le pays va mal. 5) Francafrique. 6) Justice (feat. U-Roy). 7) Y’en a marre (feat. Yannis Odua). 8) Délivrance. 9) Plus rien ne m’étonne 10) Quitte le pouvoir (feat. Didier Awadi) 11) Tonton d’America. 12) Ouvrez les frontières (feat. Soprano). 13) Africain à Paris. 14) Non à l’excision. 15) African Revolution. 16) Dernier appel. 17) Le prix du paradis. 18) Tata. 19) Is It Because I'm Black? (feat. Ken Boothe).
[Label: Barclay/Universal (Cd: 2016)(Digital Release: 2016), Rice/Japan (Cd: 2016)]

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 Dvd: 

.2008 - D'Abidjan à Paris
[Dvd includes the full concert of "Live à Paris" + Bonus]
(Original Press):
Dvd: "D'Abidjan à Paris" 2008
Dvd 1:
Full Concert::
1) Medley (Discrimination, Le martyrs, Y’en a marre, Baba, Africa). 2) Ça va faire mal. 3) Justice. 4) Foly. 5) Le balayeur. 6) Plus rien ne m'étonne . 7) L' Africain. 8) Quitte le pouvoir. 9) Missiri. 10) Fou. 11) Viens voir. 12) Ohba Ohba. 13) Tonton D'America. 14) Ayebaba. 15) Gauche droite. 16) Ouvrez les frontières. 17) Djourou. 18) Africain à Paris. 19) Délivrance. 20) Promesses bla bla. 21) Françafrique.
Bonus Videoclips:
1) Y'en a marre. 2) Le pays va mal. 3) L' Afrique doit du fric. 4) Plus rien ne m'étonne. 5) Promesses bla bla. 6) Ouvrez les frontières. 7) Africain à Paris.8) Non à l'excision.
Dvd 2:
1) Mon pays va mal (documentary directed by Sylvain Taillet and Eric Mulet) (50 mins). 2) Viens voir (documentary directed by Jessy Nottola) (53 mins). 3) Ma Côte d'Ivoire (concert recorded live in Abidjan on December 8, 2007) (51 mins)
[Label: Barclay/Universal (2 Dvd: 2008)]

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NOTE: Recorded live at The Zenith in Paris, on April 26 2008. On the DVD version there are four more songs that the Cd edition: Quitte le pouvoir, Missiri, Djourou, Promesses bla bla

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 Tiken Jah Fakoly Ft. Ken Boothe "Is It Because I'm Black? ft. Ken Boothe"


 Tiken Jah Fakoly "Dernier Appel"


 Tiken Jah Fakoly "Le prix du paradis"


 Tiken Jah Fakoly Ft. Max Romeo "One Step Forward"


Tiken Jah Fakoly Ft. U-Roy "Get Up, Stand Up"


 Tiken jah Fakoly ft. Soprano "Ouvrez les frontières"


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In This Page..... Tiken Jah Fakoly

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Discography by Christian Lacoste

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