World Music Matters

The new voice of reggae in France

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Naâman, Rays of Resistance, 2015.
Naâman, Rays of Resistance, 2015. DR

Naâman is undoubtedly France's fastest rising reggae star: a ball of energy on stage, with a flow to match. Bob Marley lit the spark when Naâman was just 12, and while he's kept the Jamaican's message of resitance and people power, he's brought in the sounds of his own generation - hip-hop, soul, raggamuffin - to become a genuinely new voice on the French reggae scene. As he releases his second album Rays of Resistance he talks to RFI about why the ego has no place in his music.Follow Naâman on facebook