CD: Listen to the banned

15 March 2010

Tiken Jah Fakoly about the new Freemuse CD album: ‘CD highlights artists who fight for justice’     The CD ‘Listen to the banned’ has been well received by broadcasters all over Europe. “Some broadcasters have mentioned that not only does the CD feature some important political songs but even …

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China/Cote d’Ivoire/Myanmar/Burma: ‘An Independent Mind’

22 September 2008

Film with Freemuse Award winner Tiken Jah Fakoly, who received the Freemuse Award 2008, is one of the main characters in a new documentary film, ‘An Independent Mind’ — about freedom of speech and how far individuals in different countries will go in order to preserve it. The 90-minutes film …

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Côte d’Ivoire: Tiken Jah Fakoly

4 September 2008

Interview with Tiken Jah Fakoly By Ole Reitov   Transcription of the full interview When was the first time that you realised that your music could be dangerous to the policy makers? I think it was in 1999. I did an album which title was ‘Cours d’histoire’. I was talking …

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DR Congo: Ivorian reggae singer denied entry in airport

22 June 2015

Côte Ivorian reggae singer Tiken Jah Fakoly and his band were denied entry in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they were due to perform at the Jazz Kif Festival on Sunday 21 June 2015. According to Reuters, a spokesman of the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced …

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Radio Without Borders: Listen to the Banned

10 November 2010

Here on Earth — Radio Without Borders, a one-hour live weekday global cultural affairs programme on Wisconsin Public Radio broadcasted a special feature programme about the album ‘Listen to the banned’ on 10 November 2010. Guests: * Deeyah, singer, musician, human rights activist, and producer of the album Listen to …

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Facts about the CD ‘Listen to the banned’

3 March 2010

Compiled by the artist Deeyah and Freemuse, this CD compilation album is published on 3 March 2010 by Norway’s most successful music label, Grappa Records, and distributed internationally. They are all there: Lapiro de Mbanga, Freemuse Award winner Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amal Murkus, Marcel Khalife, Mahsa Vahdat, Ferhat Tunç…  They …

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Freemuse: Video interview avec Tiken Jah Fakoly

1 October 2008

1. Dans ce premier clip Tiken Jah Fakoly parle du rôle des artistes. Il trouve que c’est important qu’ils soient “la voix des sans voix”, qu’ils prennent l’opposition et qu’ils disent la vérité. Les artistes peuvent faire avancer les choses et parfois cela veut dire prendre des risques. Ce qui …

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Freemuse: Award ceremony in Dublin

25 August 2008

           Wimpy Wasp Player Tiken Jah Fakoly received the Freemuse Award on stage at the Festival of World Cultures in Dublin, Ireland, on 23 August 2008. “We have to continue questioning corruption and poverty in Africa,” he told Freemuse in an interview in connection with the event.   As …

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Press release: Freemuse Award to Tiken Jah Fakoly

20 August 2008

Exiled Côte d’Ivorian reggae singer receives award to acknowledge fight for freedom of expression Press conference on 22 August: A press conference will be held in Dublin to mark the acceptance by outspoken Côte d’Ivorian reggae singer Tiken Jah Fakoly of the first ever Freemuse Award. Tiken Jah Fakoly, Maria Korpe …

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Freemuse Award to Tiken Jah Fakoly

20 August 2008

Exiled reggae singer from West Africa awarded The first Freemuse Award is given to Tiken Jah Fakoly from Côte d’Ivoire. The award will be presented to him in connection with his Ireland debut concert at the Festival of World Cultures in Dublin on Saturday 23 August 2008. Tiken Jah Fakoly …

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