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Blakk Rasta's Obama "Theme Song" In Ghana

First Posted: 08/12/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:35 PM ET

The New York Times writes up what it calls a "theme song for Obama's Ghana visit."

The theme song of the last stop may have been provided by a Reggae singer named Blakk Rasta, whose song, "Barack Obama," was played constantly during an arrival breakfast in Accra, Ghana, and had a way of staying in the head long after the travelers left.


The main refrain of the song was just a lyrical rendition of the president's name, over and over: "Barack, Barack, Barack Obama." The rest was a proud celebration of the first African-American president -- "As you keep the fire burning, black president..." -- flavored with some in

Read more here, or watch the music video for Blakk Rasta's "Barack Obama."


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