Thursday, October 11, 2012


Last updated: July 2014


Singer: Sun Sooley
Genre: Reggae
Location: Cengio (Italy)
Influences: Bob Marley

Sun Sooley, name of art of Jules Souleymane Ba (Dakar, February 1st 1973), is a senegalese reggae singer. An artist with many influences who began to be known in Senegal through the dance in the 1988. At the beginning of the nineties he begins to express his art creating some bands and playing in Dakar.
In 1993 he joins one of the most famous senegalese hip-hop crew, the P. Froiss, but he reaches the national success with the group Jant-Bi with whom he got the national record of sales into the hip-hop music category in 1996, with over than 80.000 copies.

After five successfull years with the Jant-Bi, he starts his solo carreer and together with the late bass player Abdourahmane Wone, known also as "Countryman", form the band Akiboulane. The group succeed by imposing the marginalized reggae in Senegal and produce a compilation with 12 artists from reggae to hip-hop.
In the 2003, Sun Sooley realize his first reggae album “Siratikal Moustaqim” (The Straight Path”) and a video clip with the famous Baba Maal "Soukanayo."

In September 2005 he travels to France and start to record his next album and do play gigs from Paris to the south of France. Moved to Italy at Milan since 2008 he publishes in February 19 th 2010 his album, the first international, “One Day Inna Babylon”. This one is classified as one of the best reggae album 2010 in Italy. His tour from north to south of Italy make him open shows of Capleton, Sizzla, Julian Marley, Israel Vibration, Max Romeo, Alpha Blondy.. The same year Sun Sooley is finalist of the European Reggae Contest in Italy and play at Rototom Sunsplash Festival at the Lion Stage and at the Main Stage with Alpha Blondy in “Cocody Rock”. Sun Sooley is considered as a very conscious reggae artist and one of the new upcoming african reggae artist most noted in Europe and in his Motherland Afreeka.

Summer 2013 he made Overjam Festival in Slovenia, Somenfest and Coincidenze and Italy, the Theatron Olympia in Munich, Garance off in France and Belgium in Brussels Sting. In 2104, after a Tour in Africa (Senegal, Gambia) and in Germany (Konstanz) and Holland( Harleem) Sun Sooley is now preparing his next album due in 2014, which will be launched under the label Universoul Records, his own independent label. The same one also produces the very 1st compilation of African reggae artists from Africa and Jahspora: Rise up Afreeka!


1) Albums:
.2010 - One Day Inna Babylon
.2003 - Siratikal Moustaqim

2) Singles:
.2014 - Afreekan Rise Up - [Universoul Records]
.2012 - Ghetto Life - [Universoul Records]

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Sun Sooley - Discography:

1) Albums:

.2010 - One Day Inna Babylon
(Original Press):
"One Day Inna Babylon" 2010 - (Original Version)
1) By My Side. 2) Justice. 3) Hungry Mouths. 4) One Day Inna Babylon. 5) Come Again. 6) Fight Sa Freedom. 7) D-day. 8) Consciousness. 9) Dread A Lion. 10) Rastaman. 11) Safara. 12) Sen System.
[Label: First Floor Studio (Cd: 2010)(Digital Release: 2010)]

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.2003 - Siratikal Moustaqim
(Original Press):
"Siratikal Moustaqim" 2003 - (Original Version)
1) Soukanayo [Feat. Baba Maal]. 2) Kheyouma. 3) Safara. 4) Justice. 5) La Paix. 6) Médecin Après La Mort. 7) Respect Da Black Man.
[Label: Self Production (Cassette: 2003)]


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Sun Sooley "Afreekan Rise Up" - (Official Video 2014)

Sun Sooley "Ghetto Life" - (Official Video)

Sun Sooley "Sem System"

Sun Sooley "Dread A Lion"

 Sun Sooley and Henry Poupa "Hungry Mouths"


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