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Live Chat : International Reggae Super Star Alpha Blondy, from the Ivory Coast

Live Chat : International Reggae Super Star Alpha Blondy, from the Ivory Coast

Alpha Blondy, from the Ivory Coast, is an artist known as much for his rich rhythms as for his carefully penned lyrics, which often touch on heavy issues of African and African Diaspora politics, as well as Old Testament religious topics, which he writes about from something of a Judeo-Christian Universalist perspective.  This album, recorded in 1986 with Bob Marley's backing band, The Wailers, was his first to really make waves on the international music scene.  It is an album that focuses heavily on religion, tying together the common histories of Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and Rastafarianism, and finding the goodness in each, as well as looking at the way they interact in the political world.  Though it's now over 25 years old, this album is a timeless one, to be sure.

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