Tiken Jah Fakoly

Côte d'Ivoire
Pop Reggae African
Tiken Jah Fakoly

Tiken Jah Fakoly has become an icon on the African continent, and the most renowned francophone reggae artist in the world. His flair for combining catchy Reggae beats with serious and compelling lyrics has made him a mouthpiece for a whole generation of music fans, who embrace the political and social issues in his songs.

Tiken has been awarded several gold records, numerous prizes (RFI, SACEM) and a Victoire de la Musique, and is recognized worldwide as a dedicated and militant artist.

After the great successes in Africa (with only five albums released there), he became a big star in Europe as well, with multiple gold record sales and performances at the biggest festivals and in many halls and arenas. Live, Tiken Jah Fakoly is hard to beat in terms of energy. In German-speaking countries, he has been a guest several times at Summerjam, Chiemsee Reggae and Sunplash Wiesen.

Tiken Jah Fakoly will release a new album in 2024 and present a new program: he will perform with an acoustic band of West African musicians and play the songs from his 25-year career.

Tourdates

02.06.2024 DE-Würzburg Africa Festival
Tickets
Videos
  • Tiken Jah Fakoly - Djourou (Acoustic Version) [Official Video]
    Tiken Jah Fakoly - Djourou (Acoustic Version) [Official Video]
  • Tiken Jah Fakoly - Arriver à rêver [Official Video]
    Tiken Jah Fakoly - Arriver à rêver [Official Video]
  • Tiken Jah Fakoly - Gouvernement 20 ans (officiel)
    Tiken Jah Fakoly - Gouvernement 20 ans (officiel)
  • Tiken Jah Fakoly - Kodjougou (Officiel)
    Tiken Jah Fakoly - Kodjougou (Officiel)
  • TIKEN JAH FAKOLY  - Ngomi
    TIKEN JAH FAKOLY - Ngomi
  • Tiken Jah Fakoly - Libya (Clip Officiel)
    Tiken Jah Fakoly - Libya (Clip Officiel)
Press
„Mit seinen Polit-Songs in der Tradition Bob Marleys gehört Tiken Jah Fakoly heute zu den wichtigsten politischen Stimmen Afrikas."
ARTE
„Congratulations, then, to Tiken Jah Fakoly for an album that's refreshingly different. He has always been an outsider, an exile from the Ivory Coast who settled in Mali, where he has become a local star. [...] The result is an original and varied set that is helped by his soulful vocals and angry lyrics, including thoughtful songs in English and French."
The Guardian
Discography
Braquage de Pouvoir
Braquage de Pouvoir
2022
Chapter Two / Indigo
Le Monde est chaud
Le Monde est chaud
2019
Wrasse Records
Racines
Racines
2015
Universal
Line up

TIKEN JAH FAKOLY – Lead Vocal

Valéry Assouan – Basse
Colin Laroche de Feline - Guitare
Andra Kouyate – Ngoni
Ludovic N'Holle – Batterie
JeanLuc Remy – Claviers
Julie Brou –Back Vocal
Wendy Engone Akoughey – Back Vocal
Jean-Baptiste Dobiecki – Saxophone
Didier Bolay– Trumpet
Jean François Quellec – Trombone

Availability

Territories:

Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Europe

2024 summer, fall
2025 summer, fall
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Head of A&R Global Pop Music, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20

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