Artist Profiles: Jhikoman


Jhikoman is one of the best known Tanzanian reggae artists. His lyrics in English and Kiswahili and unique singing style and have been touching people since 1994. For Jhiko music presents an opportunity to raise awareness about social oppression and justice. It also provides a medium for communicating messages of peace, love and unity. He has produced several albums and performed widely in Europe and Africa.

On his album Chikondi, Jhiko Manyika explores roots reggae with acoustic African sounds. The album was realized in collaboration with other international artists including Baran M. from Kurdistan, Khalid Salih from Sudan], Uriel Seri from [[Ivory Coast, Thorbjørn Holte, Geir Inge Storli, Henrik Johnsen and ‘Jacob’ from Norway, OnRebel G from Mexico and Sister Yana from Brazil.


Tupendane (2008)
Yapo (2009)
Chikondi (2010)
Moyo Unadunda (2012)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.


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