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David Cairol

Message In A Bottle

IRIE is blessed to welcome back reggae artist David Cairol. As you may have seen on social media, David Cairol has just unveiled the second part of the cultural exchange program he set up between Jamaican and French schools, with the music video of ‘Message in a bottle’ (Bouteille à la Mer in french).

The concept of this program is simple. Two colleges choose one theme together, write a song, compose the melody, and interpret the title. French students write their parts in English, and the Jamaican students write in French. This year, Campion College in Kingston, Jamaica, and Lucie Aubrac College in Linxe, France, took up the challenge.

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Release Date: February 6, 2020
Copyright: 2020 A Ce Jour
Total Length: 3:22
Total Tracks: 1
Format: Single
Genre: Reggae

After ‘One People’ and its humanist message last year (, it is by throwing this ‘Bouteille à la Mer’ ( that the students tell us about ecology and the reservation of nature.

This sensitive subject is carried loud and clear by children aged 13 and 15 who will constitute the future and tomorrow’s people. Future talking for the future…

The song was recorded at Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston and the famous french studio Le Manoir in Leon, both partners to this project. Some great artists also joined the project: Grammy award winner Matthieu Bost (who produced Skanking sweet for Chronixx and many other hits from Morgan Heritage, Sizzla etc…) and talented french percussionist Nicodrum. Ricky Chaplin also offered one of his nice freestyles to the students (behind the scene).”

Many thanks to:

Tuff Gong International Studios, Kingston, Jamaica and Le Manoir de Léon, France as well as their sound engineers: Oniel Smith and the legendary Mr Chow (who was already working at Tuff Gong at the time for Marley) and Thibault Laisney for France.

A huge thank you to Cathy Bega and Taina Lowe-Williams, the two teachers responsible for classes in France and Jamaica, for taking up the challenge this year!

A big thank you to Landes Musiques Amplifiées – LMA et Chantons Sous Les Pins ( Stef Greco/Jenny Biron and Guénaëlle ).

Mixing: Matthieu Bost
Mastering: Simon Capony @ Basalte Studio

Images in Jamaica: Alexandre Hostein, Ela MBass, Navar Lewin

Images in France: Geraldine Robin for

Editing and calibration: Nicolas Hillau

Leaders and teams from Linxe and Kingston Colleges, thank you Grace Baston and Sylvie Lesterlin

Thanks to the indispensable support of DRAC Nouvelle Aquitaine, DAAC Bordeaux and the Landes Departmental Council

Ambassador Denys Wibaux and his deputy Laurent Geslin at the French Embassy in Jamaica, for the magnificent logistical support.

The organic and fairtrade brand Justesse and Pierre Adam for dressing students in both countries ethically and responsibly

Sparkle Productions for the lights in Kingston!

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