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Crucial Riddims: African Reggae

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This week on Crucial Riddims Dr. Henry Evans explores reggae music from Africa with tracks from Lucky Dube, Majek Fashek, Alpha Blondy, and more.

7/11/2022 African Reggae

Lucky Dube House of Exile House of Exile 2012 Track 1 3:26

Alpha Blondy Hhouphouet Yako Masada 1992 Track 1 3:41

Askia Modibo Sous Developpement Il Faut Que Ca Change 2003 Track 1 5:11

Majek Fashek Josiah King of Kings Little Patience 2005 Track 7 6:01

Shasha Marley Twin City Mafia Lost and Found 2007 Track 1 6:17

Rebellion the Recaller Leave Us Alone Movin On 2008 Track 14 4:43

Kwame Bediako Daily Dose Forward Ever 2014 Track 7 4:01

Tiken Jah Fakoly/Nneka Patrice War Ina Babylon Dernier Appel 2014 Track 7 3:27

Takana Zion/ Bunny Wailer When Jah Speaks Good Life 2016 Track 13 4:36

Rocky Dawuni Hustlers Voice of Bunbon, vol 1 2020 Track 8 3:35

Mareriq Mavo Zowulibele Own uThixo (Zowulibele) 2022 Track 4 3:48

I have been a lifelong lover of music and have had a 40 year love for reggae since I first heard the Bob Marley song Reggae on Broadway as a teenager and find it to be informative, inspirational and transformative. I am a native of Pocatello, and an alum and a former member of the ISU Track and Field Team. In my other life, I work in the Office of Equity and Inclusion and serve as an adjunct for ISU’s Political Science and Sociology departments.