Tiken Jah Fakoly: Racines
This albums title is French for roots. In it reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly, from Cote DIvoire in west Africa, is celebrating both Roots Reggae and the roots of the music.
He recorded much of the album at the legendary Tuff Gong studio in Kingston, Jamaica, with musicians Sly and Robbie.
They provided the rhythm on so many classic cuts.
The album covers songs by reggae artists Burning Spear, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, among others.
And it features guest appearances from artists including U-Roy, Max Romeo and Ken Boothe.
Its a great tribute to the golden age of reggae.
But it is at its strongest when it breaks from recreating the sound of the 1970s to build on Fakolys own more African reggae style.
Review from https://socialistworker.co.uk