Ismaël Isaac (born Kaba Diakité Issiaka in 1966) is a reggae singer from
Côte d'Ivoire. Born in Abidjan, his parents are from Ponondougou in the
north of the country. He is strongly influenced by Bob Marley and Alpha
He was discovered on the Ivorian television show "First Chance" broadcast
on Radio Television Ivoirienne and was found by the keyboardist Georges
In the 1980s he worked with the singing twins Keita and Hassan
Ousseini twins neighborhood, and found a producer, Kone Dodo, with whom he
recorded two cassettes, "Freedom" and "Tchilaba" in 1986, "Yatiman"
in1989) with Titi Doumbia.
Shortly afterward, Keita Ousseini died of
tuberculosis and Isaac almost gave up on his musical career. He then
recorded "Rahman" in 1990, his first CD, produced by Ibrahima Sylla with
Moctar Wurie and Boncana Maiga.
Its success led him to have a record
contract with Island Records, and "Taxi Jump" was released in 1993.
Then in 2000, Ishmael, Isaac released "Black System" produced by Ibrahima
Sylla in collaboration with the Society Showbiz.
1986 – Tchilaba
1989 – Yatiman
1990 – Rahman
1993 – Taxi Jump
1997 – Treich Feeling (Back in Stock)
2000 – Black System