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Joseph Rano aka WACH’DA is coming back with his third album titled « Jeux de Vérité

By February 1, 2017Articles
Joseph Rano aka WACH’DA is coming back with his third album titled « Jeux de Vérité- Island Stage Magazine

……a true mix of roots influences as much rap as rock. This album will come out on the 24th of February 2017 on CDs and legal dowloads. This project is a concentrate of a testimony of our time with a report on our world, but it is also a reflection of wach’da’s history. The lyrics transport messages of hope, speak educational and universal love!
The album was recorded and realized by Jérôme Perez and mixed by Timour Cárdenas in Paris.
Wach’da is always accompanied with his faithful musicians duet Drum & Bass Richacha Balangola (Barrington Levy, Wailers) and Junior Maclier (Jimmy Cliff), keyboards by Christian Moore (Alpha Blondy, Monty Alexander), guitars lead by Tchiky (De La Soul) and rhythmic by Kael.
These famous musicians bring a real color to this project thanks to their experience whether it is in studio or on stage.
In the album, Wachda worked on two featuring which mix English and Creole.
“Leave a chance” with Winston MacAnnuf recorded in Paris and the second « Antillais » with AfroZ, his 16yrs old son. A work done in london where he decided to associate rap and reggae.
The photo and the booklet were made by Aurélie Dolbeau and Simon Grass. The actress Sandrine Bonnaire has directed the music video “Le monde à l’envers (pervers)”.
Wach’da has the project to go to studio in the near future to record a duet of this title with Sandrine Bonaire. Case to be followed but for now take time to discover and appreciate the music of this authentic artist!





2- LE MONDE A L’ENVERS (Pervers)
4- ANTILLAIS feat. AfroZ
6- LEAVE A CHANCE feat. Winston MacAnuff
9- A 10 ANS

Author Compositor : Wach’ Da
Lead and Background Vocal : Joseph Rano
Bass : Junio Maclier
Drum : Richacha Balengola
Keybord : Christian Moore
Guitars : Jérôme Perez
Percussions : Fabrice Colombani
Melodica : David Hadjadj
Flute : Yann Clery
Trombonn : Thomas Henning
Sax Alto :  Rico Gaultier
Feat. Winston MacAnuff et AfroZ

Recording : Studio 13 . Paris
Sound Recording : Studio One Two Pass It . Paris
Mix : Timour Cardenas at Studio Diaspora 2000
Realisation : Jérôme Perez

Booking contact :
Fabienne + Tino
Promotion : Jérôme Irie Ites Promotion
Distribution : Dibyz music :


Joseph RANO aka WACH’DA, author, composer, performer, was born in St. Esprit, originar of Martinique, he lives in Paris since 1973. He sings in french, creole, english. His sounds roots and reggae are really developped on the lyrics, inspired by the society and our way of life.
He was the founding member of the group “SAVANE“, with Christian MOOREPatrick MACLIER and Erick RANO his brother in the years 1977-1978.
At the beginning of the 80’s, he created the group WACH’DA, crisscrossing scenes of the hexagon for 15 years…
In 1994, he released his first album “Passeport pour la vie“, distributed at NIGHT & DAY, coproduced by Laurent JASSAUD.
They performed almost everywhere in Paris : NEW MORNING, BATACLAN, LE DIVAN DU MONDE, GRANDE HALLE DE LA VILLETTE, and then continued in Europe, in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and then to the African continent at the Festival “GRAND ATLAS” in Morocco.
In 2010, he released the album “Tout l’monde tout l’temps” co-producted by HIMRECORDS, available on every download platform. Then, he moved to London, for 5 years, where he worked a lot, especially in studio EAST LONDON SHOREDITCH, on many different collaborations with english reggae performers.
In February 2017, Wach’da will release his next album “Jeux de vérité“, still surrounded by his faithful musicians, RICHACHA drum (WAILERS, BARRINGTON LEVY), Christian MOORE piano (ALPHA BLONDY, MONTY ALEXANDER), Jérôme PEREZ guitar (DE LA SOUL) and JUNIOR bass (JIMMY CLIFF).


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