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on March 24, 2002
So your not an Ivory Coast rocker? Well, it doesn't matter. Have you ever wondered why people listen to reggae? Did you think reggae was just Bob Marley? Well than you should pick up this album and get and education. If you are an avid reggae fan, than your collection is not complete with a little Alpha Blondy, and this album is a good place to start. They keep it irie mon, and the beats are always right on. I think there are very few groups that understand music as an international language, and Alpha Blondy understands perfectly, reaching out across the globe to all people and cultures. So do yourself a favor and pick this up, kick back, and relax...maybe even light a spliff. Other than that, this is one of the best albums I own.
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on July 9, 2000
What a review of that Marconi... Language is the first sign that can separate people. This discrimination is also nazim, my dear ! Hopefully Alpha blondy, however his mother tongue is not english, can break the barrier of the language to communicate.
So maybe I can advice you a nice song of Alpha Blondy, called "Armée Française", which means French Army...., you should just replace the title and the words of the song with whatever designing worst then such colonial attitude of yours. Simple words are in it as in all songs of him, but sure you will be able to understand as millions of African understand his educative message!
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on July 9, 2000
What a review of that Marconi... Language is the first sign that can separate people. This discrimination is also nazim, my dear ! Hopefully Alpha blondy, however his mother tongue is not english, can break the barrier of the language to communicate.
So maybe I can advice you a nice song of Alpha Blondy, called "Armée Française", which means French Army...., you should just replace the title and the words of the song with whatever designing worst then such colonial attitude of yours. Simple words are in it as in all songs of him, but sure you will be able to understand as millions of African understand his educative message!
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on May 12, 2004
Alpha Blondy is a unique artist. Hailing from Africa's Ivory Coast, this talented and inspiring musician is capable of some of the most infectious and moving songs in the reggae genre. This compilation contains several of those songs. Unfortunately it also contains some very weak material as well. The first 5 songs on this c.d. are brilliant, and are almost worth the price of the c.d. alone. The problem is that one would be much better off purchasing one of his early works. My suggestion would be "Jerusalem." That being said, if you've never heard Alpha Blondy even this less than perfect compilation is a worthwhile investment.
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on November 30, 1998
Pronunciations are different in other parts of the world. Anyone who has actually lived in Africa with its peoples can tell you that Alpha Blondy's music is popular everywhere, and for good reason. He sings in different languages which appeals to many different people. His music got me thru some pretty isolated times there. And I have chosen to include his CD's with my collection here at home. Apartheid carries the same message everywhere, no matter how you pronounce it.
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on September 1, 1998
Hard not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Stuart Maconie; for someone so obviously ignorant of Alpha Blondy's music and reggae's true message. The open and intelligent listener recognizes the convergence of all varieties of spirituality and human diversity. Someone who truly hears Alpha Blondy is uplifted and motivated, but not to make pathetic little attacks such as Mr. Maconie's.
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on July 15, 1999
The kin music. If you want music that can lift you up and blow you away, stop listening to pop american music and buy Alpha Blondy!...by the way all professional critics, especially the one cricizing Alpha, are not to be trusted
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on March 23, 1999
As is most often the case, the prof. critics are wrong and the people are right. Alpha Blondy is essental to anyone who wants to understand reggea, both musically and politically. 5+++ stars.
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