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Ivory Coast in London: Tiken Jah Fakoly at London African Music Festival

The fantastic London African Music Festival kicks off on Friday with a performance by Tiken Jah Fakoly from the Ivory Coast. The biggest-selling African reggae artist of all time, Fakoly mixes infectious rhythms with hard-hitting lyrics about social and political issues.

On Sunday, you can see fellow Ivory Coast performer Dobet Gnahore, a Grammy award-winning singer, who draws on the traditional music of the Ivory Coast to create a pan-African, pop-influenced sound. (Impressively, she sings in at least eight different languages!)

The Southbank Centre festival runs from 16 to 18 September and also features performers from Algeria, Mali, Congo, Nigeria, South Africa and Morocco.

Do you know of more Ivory Coast culture in London? Let us know in the comments below.