Sunday, February 10, 2019
Sun Sooley is undoubtedly one of the major African reggae artists based in Europe. His career began in 1995 in his motherland of Senegal, where he soon reached popularity with the band Jant Bi, achieving unprecedented sales among the Senegalese hip-hop movement.
He recorded his first solo reggae album Siratikal Moustaqim in 2003, which first brought him exposure in Europe. But it was in 2010 that he reached international popularity with the album One day inna Babylon produced in Italy.
His talent and his live shows, both with bands and sound systems, are guaranteed to impress those who lucky enough to see him on stage.
During his career he has appeared at notable international festivals. These include Rototom Sunsplash in Spain (with Alpha Blondy), Garance in France, and Overjam in Slovenia, as well as numerous events in Italy (Positive River, Fara Rock, Somenfest ...) Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Austria.
He has returned to the continent of Africa at the Fesman in Senegal, Gambia and Djibouti.
In 2018 he released the single Only Good Vibes, which anticipates the album Rise And Shine, released in December. As an artist, he stands as true international ambassador of Senegalese reggae, with his songs written in English, French and his native language Wolof.
Sun Sooley carries his culture, warmth, and positivity through his music, while maintaining a humanist and universalist philosophy
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