Sams’k Le Jah / Burkina FAso

Reggae singer banned for stirring up youth revolt
“The singer, radio programme director and radio host Sams’K Le Jah (real name: Sama Karim) who hosted a weekly reggae show on Ouaga FM has been denied access to the radio because of a song he wrote — and broadcasted — about the country’s president”.

read more from the article above here

“the reggae singer, programme director and radio host Sams’K Le Jah became one of those voices that simply had to be silenced, because he dared to say out loud what the majority of the population would only whisper. He wrote a song in which the refrain goes: ‘Ce président là…. ce président là… il faut qu’il parte… et il partira…’ (‘This president will have to go, and he will leave’)”.

And here is the song the Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore fears:

And an equally critical music video (pictures speak as well as words)

A tribute to Thomas Sankara (Africa’s Che Guevara)

This music was found thanks to a comment on my post on Beta Simon by . If you follow the link it will take you to some very good musicians from Burkina Faso. My favorite being Victore Deme.

Since Sams’k Le Jah payed tribute to Thomas Sankara, here is a documentary about him:

Thomas Sankara was one of the first heads of state in the world to fight for and promote women’s rights and equality.


About Rasta teacher

The two most important things in life are love and music. I would almost say that they are the same; love is life and life is music. Perfect love!
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3 Responses to Sams’k Le Jah / Burkina FAso

  1. xandimusic says:

    One of my favourite musicians from Burkina Faso! Already posted the song Sankara on my blog in october 🙂
    Like the other songs-although I already knew them-very, very much!!
    Thanks Ras and peace

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