Let'swelcome Ivory Coast Reggae Superstar RAMSES DE KIMON THE PHARAOH. His African inspiredReggae and Imperial presence draw stadium sized chanting crowds of devoteeswherever he performs.
Let'swelcome Ivory Coast Reggae Superstar RAMSES DE KIMON THE PHARAOH. His Africaninspired Reggae and Imperial presence draw stadium sized chanting crowds ofdevotees wherever he performs. The Richness of his west African Heritage withtribal drums and Caribbean rhythm reached all Reggae and World music audiences.The PHARAOH communicates across cultures singing in English, French, German andhis own dialect "EBRIE".
His musicalcareer began 1981 with his band JAH NOUS DEUX / GOD WITH US. In 1985, he becamethe Lead Vocal and Leader of the O.U.A (Orchestra of the University ofAbidjan).He released 3 albums with this band which included hits like "UPRISIN","SYSTEM", "PEACE", "DOMINKA"...These 1 hits were widely acclaimed on all IvoryCoast commercial Radios and TV Stations as well as International Radios likeRADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL (RFI) and AFRICA 1. In 1993, he released his firstsolo album "REMAKE THE WORLD" recorded in LONDON with the musicians of the DubPoet LINTON KWESI JOHNSON.The heartbeat of this album pounded out a megasuccess. With hits like "DJIDJI NANDJUI", "VERITES", "RAGGASYSTEM".
RAMSES DEKIMON reached stardom. He then founded his own music Label: ROK (Ramses DeKimon Organization). In 1995, The PHARAOH migrated to the USA to spread hisconscious heart felt lyrics.He has performed all around the world withInternational Reggae Stars like The WAILERS, CULTURE, IJAHMAN, LUCIANO, BURNINGSPEAR, SISTER CAROL, THIRD WORLD...His AFRICAN ROOTS TOUR in 1999 across AMERICAhas been a great success. RAMSES DE KIMON second solo album:
"LE PEUPLE" is dedicated to all PEOPLE of theworld who fight for righteousness. POWER to The PEOPLE.The PEOPLE has got thePOWER to make a positive change. The PEOPLE is always RIGHT.Cause GOD is alwaysRIGHT.And GOD is at the side of the PEOPLE.Honored at home the conscience ofthe people, he depicts in his interviews what each and everyone of us lives andexperiences.
"I AMNEITHER LEFT OR RIGHT, I AM OF THE PEOPLE".One of The PHARAOH's hit songs "UPRISIN' " sums up the striking mercurial call to JUSTICE and WORLD PEACE: RISE,RISE, RISE UP RIGHT TIME HAS COME FOR YOU MY BRETHREN WAKE FROM YOUR SLEEP ANDSLUMBER STAND FIRM AND FIGHT RASTA