Ivory Coast is getting ready to celebrate the reggae event of the year. The Abi NGO organizes from 9th to 12th April 2015 in the Culture Palace of Treichville (Abidjan), “Abi Reggae“, the first edition of the Reggae International Festival.
Several great names of music of Jamaican inspiration as Third World, Ky-Mani Marley, Mutabaruka, Alpha Blondy, Kojo Antwi, Morgan Heritage or Ismaël Isaac are announced for the show. Various activities will be on the agenda of this festival: Colloquiums, round tables and shows are planned for four days.
Several themes among which, rastafarism, Pan-Africanism, exodus and Ivory Coast reggae will be tackled.
The idea of the “Abi Reggae” festival has germinated in mind of its promoter since 2009. To assure a sensational success of the event, the Ivorian artists, Tiken Jah Fakoli and Alpha Blondy were contacted. A travel to Jamaica allowed the promoters to establish links with artists as Mutabaruka.
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO