Louis-Jean & The Irie Rainbow

Louis-Jean & The Irie Rainbow

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Roots- Rock- Reggae

Biography

Louis-Jean,

Born in Kaolack but raised in the suburb of Guediawaye, 20 km from the city center of Dakar,
Louis-Jean developed a passion for reggae music at an early age and was captivated
by the soul and vibes of reggae.
He started writing lyrics at the age of 15 years when he participated in a UNICEF-contest and wrote lyrics for a song for Youssou N'Dour on children's rights.
He won second prize, which motivated and encouraged him to continue with writing lyrics and composing music.
After spending two years at the School of Music of Dakar, Louis-Jean began his musical carrier with the band Amandla in 1990.
His love for reggae sent him on a journey to explore South-Africa in September 1997.
During his five years stay, he spent most of his time learning about South-African music and had the opportunity to work with some well-known South-African musicians, like:
Tutukani Cele, Jimi Indi (Music Ye Afrika), El Hadj Diop, Jacob and Jambo (Tidal Waves), Joel Joseph, Ndumiso Nyovane and Mc Carthy Moletwa.
Some of these musicians were in the backing band of Lucky Dube called "Slave".
They eventually separated and became the band "Free at last".
In his last days in Johannesburg before he left for Germany, Louis-Jean produced
an album which he called "Dakar- Johannesburg- Berlin".
The production of the album reflects the experiences of his journey.
He was delighted to discover that reggae is popular in Europe - "Babylon" and to
celebrate this, he has produced a single called "Reggae is dancing in Babylon"
featuring Daveman from the band "Trikolo".
During his first months in Germany he performed with international musicians
like Juanes, an Columbian artist performing pop music at the I.C.C Berlin, Max`Adioa, Snipe, Sister Fa. and he also performed several times with Zoe.
The most prestigious musical event he has taken part in Germany was a public
appearance with Zoe, for a TV- Show "Ein Jahr nach der Flut", recorded live
in Dresden with German channel m.d.r. VIVA.

Lyrics

Reggae is dancing in Babylon

Written By: Mendy Louis-Jean

REGGAE IS DANCING IN BABYLON


(Yeh man; original MAK COOLIA
De matter Reggae dis & Reggae dance
What the matter say, Thiowana)

CHORUS:

Reggae is dancing in Babylon (You hear that!)
Reggae is playing in Babylon
Reggae is dancing in Babylon
Awouhan…Awouhan… Baby

Reggae is dancing in Babylon (You hear that!)
Reggae is chanting in Babylon
Reggae is dancing in Babylon
Awouhan… Awouhan… Baby
Now, now, we know… we know …

Reggae’s roots
Reggae’s culture (Hiiiaaa…)
If you hear the music, you can hear it man (Jah!)
Dig the music Mr. DJ, (Riddim)
Heavy rhythm
Heavy sound system
(Me tell him say)
So…

CHORUS:

(Yow… yow… yow)

(Reggae international boy yo hear me
Naff things gwoan pan sir yo hear me (Bis)
Naff selecta better rewind dem waste dem wine
Let the reggae music get the grammy)

(Me tell him say)
(Reggae music comin’ with inspiration
You think I like another radio station
Tune it, fine di reggae session
Y message back I&I strong
Y ma di leader, do nobody get me wrong
Nobody say me done
Jumping same time
MAK COOLIA bake it done
Me take it done
Reggae music comin’ with inspiration)

CHORUS

Rub bub… (Style!)

Rub bub…Rub bub… (Jesus-Christ)

Rub bub… (Selassie!)

Rub bub… (Hiiiaaa…)

CHORUS

Reggae’s power
Reggae‘s message (You hear that!)
If you listen the music, you can hear it man (Thiowana)
Music dread, feel the fashion (MAK COOLIA)
Heavy rhythm
Heavy sound system
So… (Boom!)

CHORUS

DUB: (Bis)

Reggae… Reggae…Reggae …. (Sly)
Reggae… Reggae…Reggae

(Raggamuffin… Raggamuffin…Raggamuffin…)
(Raggamuffin… Raggamuffin…Raggamuffin…)

Reggae moongi ci M’balax
Reggae
Reggae, reggae, reggae
Reggae, reggae, reggae mooy sunu Coxan
Reggae moongi ci Yela (Senegal)
Reggae
Reggae moongi ci M’balax
Reggae (South-africa)

Welcome (International)

Baby

Stand up and fight back...

Written By: Mendy Louis-Jean

Stand up and fight back…

Chorus:

Stand up and fight back your freedom, for you and for your brothers.

Stand up and fight back your rights, for you and for your sisters.

Stand up and fight back your freedom, for you and for your people.

Stand up and fight back your rights, for you and for children

Let’s talk about; the rights the children.
Let’s talk about; the rights the women.
Let’s talk about, hey… the rights people.

I&I don’t know; no discrimination
I&I don’t know; no humiliation
I&I don’t know; no segregation

Seem our rights, is taking away?
Seem our freedom, is taking away?
If our right, hey… is taking away

Sometime I wonder; when I see corruption
Sometime I wonder; when I see oppression
Sometime I wonder under the sun yeeh…

Chorus:

Stand Up!
Fight back!
Stand Up!
Fight back!
Stand Up!

Chorus:

Discography

*Title Single: Reggae is dancing Babylon

*Title Album: Dakar-Johannesburg- Berlin

Set List

TRACKLISTING:

1- Intro "4 mn"

2- Sowetoman (Adioa) "6mn"

3- Fire burning down babylon "5mn"

4- Feeling Irie "4mn"

5- Stand up fight back "4mn"

6- We want peace, we need peace "5mn"

7- Toubabile ( Adioa) "5mn"

8- Fatouyo "4mn"

9- Jamme "5mn"

10- Equal rights (Peter Tosh) "4mn"

12- Nenu Joko "6mn"

13- Reggae is dancing Babylon "4mn"

14- Hey Jo (Jimmy Hendrix) "7mn"

15- We are the children of earth "6mn"

16- Sensimilia "6mn"

17- Food, Clothes, Shelter "9mn"

18- Afrika sunu yaye "4mn"

19- Big Up Nelson Mandela "5mn"

20-(Outro) Heathen (Bob Marley) "6mn"