More good news for reggae fans coming to Sziget Festival 2009 – Tiken Jah Fakoly, one of the important artists of African reggae music, has confirmed his presence at the Festival. Tiken Jah Fakoly comes from the Ivory Coast and his music speaks about the injustices done to the people of his country and to people all over Africa. He has been living in exile, especially in Mali, for the last few years and has been declared persona non grata in Senegal for criticizing president Abdoulaye Wade.
Tiken Jah’s presence at this year’s Sziget Festival is officially confirmed on his MySpace. Ras Jumbo, whose presence we announced yesterday, will probably be playing bass in Tiken Jah Fakoly’s band, like he did on his last album.