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Management: Iron Lady Management: Vanessa Wruble /// Ginny Suss: info@planetbajah.com

Record Label: Modiba Productions

Booking Agent: The Agency Group

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10.30.09

Sierra Leone’s Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew gave an explosive show at the new Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Saturday, Oct. 23 as part of the Okayplayer

“Okay Africa” showcase. Featuring a wide range of danceable yet highly politicized anthems, their sound melds Afro-pop with dancehall, hip-hop and roots reggae. Already stars in their war-torn home, these self-proclaimed messengers of peace are preparing to release their international debut next fall. ?uestlove and Black Thought of the Roots, Talib Kweli, K’Naan, El-P and other hip-hop stars have already begun working on contributions to the new disc. FULL ARTICLE

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Village Voice

10.26.09

“The night peaked with the Dry Eye Crew pulling audience members onstage to do the “Jacky Jacky” — a frat dude flailed about, two young girls battled each other, Ngaujahthe provided some fancy footwork, and those who couldn’t do the step (right, left, right shake shake) were content to jump up and down. The chorus of “We make you dance in the clubs like a rock star!” followed us out the door of what may have been the best show of CMJ 2009.” FULL ARTICLE

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huffpostGlobal Music Corner

07.31.09

“Already national superstars in their native Sierra Leone, The Dry Eye Crew are one of the fastest rising acts on the international music scene today. They’ve released ten albums since 2000 in Sierra Leone, and their first full-length LP is due out in the fall with guest appearances from hip-hop luminaries Talib Kweli, Black Thought, ?uestlove, and fellow African hip-hop sensation K’Naan from Somalia.” FULL ARTICLE

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07.30.09

“A Cobb salad of hip-hop, dancehall, various African genres, and several languages.” Features an extended interview with manager and Sierra Leone veteran Vanessa Wruble. By Sasha Frere-Jones. FULL ARTICLE

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ABC News

07.29.09

“The most captivating moment in this culturally rich afternoon was not a song at all, but rather Bajah’s spoken-word interlude about love and war. He depicted a scene of blood, bombs and bullets, dropping to the floor as the DJ played these sounds of war. This is not a group trying to win over an American audience by relating to and imitating our customs, but rather one whose intentions are to share their own experience with the world. And on Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum, they did just that.” FULL ARTICLE

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