On-the-spot France

Music tells story of colonial troops in World War One

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Brain Damage, Madu Messenger, Steve Vibronics and M. Parvez
Brain Damage, Madu Messenger, Steve Vibronics and M. Parvez © Jarring Effects

As France commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, two of Europe's most notorious dub producers have joined forces with roots reggae artists and poets from Britain and France to make Empire Soldiers. RFI reports on an album that explores the often overlooked story of colonial troops in World War I.