Reggae, Dancehall, Hip-hop / Afro-folk, Urban-Blues / Soundsystem | Senegal
« Lëk Sèn becomes a real revelation each time he releases a new album ». His powerful, husky and virile voice is reminiscent of the depths of the desert, while his style is reminiscent of that of the "Aware African Generation" who dream of freedom! « He is definitely the new rising star from Africa… » By la Grosse Radio
| ARTIST PROFILE
Lëk Sèn grew up in Ngor, a fishing village close to Dakar, in Senegal. Haunted by singing from early childhood he expresses himself by rapping within the SSK music band. Their style develops as they grow up and they start in February 2006 a collaboration with the Louxor Station musicians from Paris. This common work was rewarded with the album release « Jog Bala Nacc » in Senegal in 2007 in partnership with the association Video KIDAM (Paris) and Radio Nostalgie Dakar, as well as with their selection to participate to the finale of RFI 2007 Prix Découvertes.
Based since then in Paris, Lëk Sèn works on his own guitar compositions, in a more acoustic style with afro-folk-blues sounds and tinted with his sound and touching voice. His first album « Burn » is released in October 2010 on Makasound label. Written jointly with Lëk Sèn, Yvo Abadi, Miguel Saboga and Adrien Behler, the album gathers also some prestigious and inspired musicians, such as Julia Sarr (Lokua Kanza, Youssou N’dour, Femi Kuti…), Mehdi Haddad (Ekova, Speed Caravan), Jeff Kellner (Souad Massi, Tony Allen…), Boubacar Dembélé (Amadou et Mariam), or Kiddus I (Jamaican reggae legend from the 70’s). Spotted by and selected by France INTER the album will benefit from very good reviews from the BBC to Mondomix, RFI and Vibrations, placing immediately the young singer as an original and essential artist for the current productions.
In 2012 the young Senegalese continues his musical venture with a new album « Tomorrow » foreseen for 28 January 2013 on Chapter Two / Wagram label. Always surrounded at production by Yvo and Miguel from Louxor Station, as well as FX, sound engineer. Will be present the musicians from his first album, with some nice guests such as the guitarist Amadou Bagayogo, the singer Julila Sarr or the legendary Jamaican singer Clinton Fearon, to name a few, but also featuring Blitz The Ambassador or Harrisson Stafford (Groundation).
Since 2013, Lëk Sèn records under the pseudo Puppa Lëk Sèn with his own production label called Jahsen Creation, and explores Reggae, Dancehall, Urban Blues and Afro-folk. A powerful and clever mix of modern and traditional rhythms, always praised by "Ocora Couleurs du monde" on Radio France and several other reggae media.
In 2022: Lëk Sèn has recorded 6 albums / 5 EPs and won numerous awards: Tomorrow: ranked "2d Reggae music award 2014", category "African reggae album of the year". Sweet & Tuff: "Album of the year 2015" Reggaeville. Jam dong: "Album of the year 2015" Reggaeville + "Les victoires du reggae 2015" Reggae fr + Kayaman "Prix du public" Irie Magazine USA.
It's the Human being conditions in African make Puppa Lëk Sèn sing, his music is engaged and genuine. Like a missionary, he continues to transmit Rasta culture to new generations. His lyrics plead for an African unity and peace in the world.
On stage, Puppa Lëk Sèn is 'magnetic'. Each of his live performances captivates the attention of young and old alike. His powerful, husky and virile voice is reminiscent of the depths of the desert, while his style is reminiscent of that of the "Aware African Generation" who dreams of freedom!
Location: Between Paris (France) and Dakar (Senegal).