Freitag, 17. Juni 2011

Babadi - Resistance (African Reggae)

Babadi is a reggae artist from the Comore Islands who burst on the scene in 1997 with socially conscious lyrics and a staunch defense of modern M'godro (traditional comorian song tradition). His third album "Résistance" made him a permanent figure on the Mahoran scene. His music blends M'godro with an Afro-Mahoran reggae backed by insistent percussion (think central African Kwassa tinted with Mauritian Seggae) and lightened by typical Mahoran lyric melodies.

The songs are engaged, as always, since «Chigoma Ya Léo», his first album which already talks about political hypocrisis, about decolonisation, polygamy and the consequences of rough modernity. His words touch because of its simplicity and provocates the awakening of consciences. His music finds its way between tradition (Chigowa) and modernity (Ya Léo) and in «Résistance», the brasses, voices and percussions invite us to a festive Mgodro who meets the warm rythmes of African Reggae music. Concerning the production, he managed to gather with professionnal partners.

Babadi - Resistance (African Reggae)
(192 kbps, front & back cover included, ca. 92 MB)

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