Saturday, August 1, 2020


Singer and songwriter since 1997 with Positive Radical Sound (PRS), Khalifa believes music can be more than making tunes and performing. Releasing four albums with PRS, two with Sly & Robbie as well as numerous songs featuring Mad Professor, Tiken Jah Fakoly, and others, Khalifa is also involved in teaching music in detention centers in France, in refugee camps in Palestine and in youth clubs in Oran, Algeria.
“Music should help educate while exploring the depths of the Soul”.
For nearly 17 years Khalifa keeps producing music and writing songs, inspired by his travels and by everyday life, and backed by a powerful rhythm.
For his album, 'Hard Times for Dreamers', Khalifa rounded up an international crew, bringing in Mad Professor, Winston Mac Anuff, Nambo Robinson, Sly and Robbie and Steven Marley Wright (I Jah Man) to put together 12 powerful, tight songs.
Each tune has its subtlety; the punchy brass section gives way to the strings, and a 50s guitar trill weaves in and out of a raw afro-beat. Robbie Shakespeare's bassline smoothly glides us from Lagos to the Kingston suburbs, while Khalif's masterful voice takes the lead.
Hard times for dreamers was the result of trips to Oran, Ramallah, Kingston, Paris and London.

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