Zêdess is another proof of the quite recent emergence of talent from Burkina Faso, a country not known
for producing that many musical talents. After a few cassettes produced locally, such as
« Y'a plus boulot » (1992) and
« Embouteillage » (1995), his music is now widely available for a broader audience on CD.
The first CD album, « Où allons-nous? » (1998) comprises a number of older songs.
The music of Zêdess, who is a school teacher in English, combines two ingredients that are so popular in Africa:
firstly, reggae music, and secondly, humourful lyrics, mainly in French, giving way for satirical reflections on social issues and
politics. Song titles such as « Directeur voleur »,
« Fonctionnaire sans conscience » and
« Vrai-faux cooperant » speak for themselves.
After a silent period of four years, a new album, « Sagesse africaine » has been released at
the end of 2004.
Zêdess - Album cover 'Accroche-toi'