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SOLDIER HEMS // SOLIDAR XL#world #african #reggae

Hamady Diop Bocar aka Soldier Hems was born in 1988 in southern Mauritania. Soldier Hems began his musical career in Fouta and the outer neighborhoods of Nouakchott, where his songs such as' Baayo ' and ' Almuudel ' enjoyed a huge popularity.
Today Soldier Hems lives in Brussels where he and his band create quirky and boundless music. In his music he merges the West African sound with rap, reggae and dancehall influences, spiced up with a hint of blues rock. Soldier Hems sings in English, French, Peul and Wolof.
Diop is very committed to the social and political developments in Mauritania and raises his voice against the oppression of people all around the world. In his song ‘Helle’, Diop denounces the cynicism of certain African heads of state. His lyrics are about social justice, peace, love and unity in Mauritania and the rest of the world .