Friday, 1st November saw the official launch of Blakk Rasta's, unprecedented 32-song album dubbed Timbuktu By Road at the new AMA Accra City Hall. At the launch were a cross-section of the media and top-class diplomats like the Palestinian Ambassador to Ghana, Abdel Fattah Satri. Also present was the veteran Journalist of international repute, Mr. Kwesi Pratt Jnr.
Kwesi Pratt was so impressed with Blakk Rasta's album he could not hide it when he opined, "The message in Blakk Rasta's music is is powerful and it is delivered with no fear or favour. In fact, he is the most authentic Reggae artiste in Africa as he has successfully and creatively Africanised Reggae with his Kuchoko style and totally owned it.
He makes Reggae music so relevant amongst us like the music of rebellion that we have always known." He described the artiste as consistent and unique and worth supporting to carry the touch beyond the borders of the continent.
Blakk Rasta mesmerised the audience, packed with diasporans, with a performance that many will remember for a long time. He worked a 45-set to welcome the guests before Timbuktu By Road was unveiled. Many wondered where the energy came from. A few people TV3 spoke to after the event said they were dumbfounded by Blakk Rasta's energy and described him as enchanting.
The Palestinian Ambassador had to leave for another event but could not as he sat through the whole performance and agreed Blskk Rasta had given him more than he expected and making plans to have the artiste by for the Palestinian people as requested by President Mahmoud Abass when Blakk Rasta visited Palestine last year.
Timbuktu By Road is hailed by connoisseurs of the game such as Rex Omar, Zapp Mallet et cetera as splendidly beyond an album and reaching the status of a journal. They have been impressed by the live recordings and creative compositions of the album. It is in all digital shops across the world.