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Jack Swartzenruber

Arts Contributor — Class of 2023

Number of articles: 1

First Article: January 31, 2020

Latest Article: January 31, 2020

Music

Fakoly embraces West African roots through music

Tiken Jah Fakoly, born Doumbia Moussa, is an internationally renowned Ivorian reggae singer from Odienné, a town in the northwestern region of the Ivory Coast. Heavily inspired by Alpha Blondy, another Ivorian reggae star from the 1980s, Fakoly began his musical career at the age of 18, secretly composing songs that he hid from his strict Muslim family.

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