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    ARTISTE BIOGRAPHY - Mystik Seydina





    BIOGRAPHY - MYSTIK SEYDINA

    is a Senegalese singer, songwriter born in 1976, originally named Augustin Mbengue.
    He wishes to raise consciousness through reggae music.  His songs denounce failures of the western system … the abuses of multinationals, and the cowardice of leaders around the world.   He fights against injustices, oppressed people and racism.
    An advocate of Panafricanism he believes in a free and united Africa.
    MYSTIK SEYDINA
    was born in Tivaouane and is from Ndut a Sérère village, the cradle of Senegalese reggae. It’s about thirty kilometers from Mboro where he grew up.
    His mother, one of his biggest fans, always tries to go see him perform. An emptiness began with the death of his father.  He honored him with  « May ro looy » (I will mourn you), a song from his first album, L'HUMANITE SOUFFRE (Humanity is Suffering).

    HIS INFLUENCES AND MUSICAL INSPIRATION
    Ever since childhood, MYSTIK SEYDINA always loved listening to engaged and conscientious reggae artists such as Alpha Bondy, Lucky Dube or Burning Spear and Culture.  Last but not least, he discovered Tiken Jah Fakoly, of which he is still a fan.

    HIS MUSICAL JOURNEY
    In 1996, he began his career with the group « Black Master Xibaar » a rap trio with Ndongo Baye Fall & Papa Mbakhe. MYSTIK SEYDINA found his place in the group thanks to his reggae vibe and suave voice. 

    In 2000, the group separated, and MYSTIK SEYDINA launched a solo career with the help of Ndiouga Mineté . This reggae fusion brought them success in the land of Teranga. Five years later, he created a new group “Cultural Vibration” and recorded his first album L'HUMANITE SOUFFRE (Humanity Suffers), a spotlight on Africa’s misfortunes, produced by his label "GAÏNDE CULTURE”.

    In May 2013, a second album was born « Y A QUE L'ESPOIR » (There Is Only Hope), 14 songs recorded in France by his label  "GAÏNDE CULTURE” in partnership with Sistalau Production.

    The album was a continuation of his previous one, providing hope for a united Africa.  It was nominated “Best African Reggae Album” in 2015 by the Victoires du Reggae in France.
    MYSTIK SEYDINA placed second behind his idol Tiken Jah Fakoly !

     


    In 2014, he released an eight title EP “DEDOMMAGER MOI” (Compensate me) produced by "GAÏNDE CULTURE”, available on Bandcamp.  The eight songs speak of recognition for the Black diaspora during its many years of slavery.

    Released August 5th 2015, his third album DESARMER (Disarm), has 19 songs recorded between France and Argentina and produced by  "GAÏNDE CULTURE”.

    This third album denounces violence and the inequalities of humanity.


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