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us: Blondy, Alpha, 1953-

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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

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  • Variants

    • us: Koné, Seydou, 1953-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Dimbokro (Côte d'Ivoire)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Côte d'Ivoire
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Solar System (Musical group)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Alpha Blondy Jah Glory Foundation
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Associated Language

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        Reggae music
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Reggae musicians
        • Sources

          • found: Konaté, Y. Alpha Blondy, c1987: t.p. (Alpha Blondy) p. 14, etc. (reggae musician; b. 4/18/53)
          • found: Int. ww in pop. mus., 11th ed. (Blondy, Alpha; b. Seydou Koné, Jan. 1, 1953, Dimbokoro; Côte d'Ivoirian reggae singer and bandleader)
          • found: Wikpedia, August 21, 2012 (Alpha Blondy; sings mainly in his native language of Dioula, in French and in English; founded the Alpha Blondy Jah Glory Foundation)
          • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed December 18, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Blondie, Alpha; Seydou Koné; Blondy; Alpha Blondy; reggae musician / singer; born January 1, 1953 in Dimbokro, Côte d'Ivoirian; started career in Ivoirian television's talent show, First Chance; recorded first solo album Jah Glory (1982); rose to fame with band Solar System; gave concerts and recorded SOS Guérre Tribale in Abidjan (1987-1989); released Yitzak Rabin (1998) to commemorate the Israeli man of peace; set up the Alpha Blondy Jah Glory Foundation to promotes social justice; honors include Grammy Award nomination for Best Reggae Album, United Nations Ambassador of Peace for Ivory Coast (2005))
        • LC Classification

          • ML420.B65
        • Change Notes

          • 1987-08-07: new
          • 2015-06-22: revised
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