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African Hip-Hop Caravan Tours the Continent

September 27, 2012 | Comments

Local hip-hop artists are set to benefit from an initiative meant to facilitate international tours and exchange programmes. by Simbarashe Manhango (The Standard, Zimbabwe) Dubbed the African Hip-hop Caravan, the expedition is an initiative of...

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An Interview with Carlou D (Senegal)

September 20, 2012 | Comments

As an elected member of Senegalese hip-hop group Positive Black Soul, Carlou D had a leg up towards a rapping career of which every kid in Dakar would have dreamed. Coming from a musical family,...

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Free Download – Afrik Hip Hop Mixtape Vol. 2

September 18, 2012 | Comments

AHHM (Afrik Hip Hop Mixtapes) is back with the second in their series of hip hop mixtapes capturing the diverse sounds of African hip hop. This time around, the mixtape is hosted by Senegalese emcee...

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Stading amid the still flooded streets, these four young Sneegalese artists ask what is their purpose andwhat has God got in store for them....

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Connecting Global Voices to the Cipher

September 10, 2012 | Comments

Remixing the Art of Social Change, a Teach-In hosted by Words, Beats & Life took place on Saturday, July 7th in Washington, DC, and brought together scholars, artists and activists to discuss the role and...

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  The debate over Islam and hip hop in Europe is heating up as governments wade in.   By Hishaam Aidi (published first on Al Jazeera.com) New York, NY – Three months ago, just as the...

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One of the preeminent groups to emerge from Senegal, Wageble has a hit in 2006 with their single “Senegal”. The duo of Waterflow and Eyewitness, however, now reside in different countries: Flow in Washington DC...

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By Ricci Shryock (post originally appeared on Voice of America online) Watching Senegalese rapper Didier Awadi perform on stage at the Waga Hip-Hop Festival, Canadian filmmaker Yanick Letourneau became determined to make a documentary about hip-hop...

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The three emcees of Anaonyma – Guan Abass, Omofenix and Loudness – met in the late 90s in the Pattie d’Oie public housing complex. They have been together as a group since 2002, and have been...

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Known for their political activism, the Senegalese coalition of hip-hop musicians and rappers known as ‘Y ‘en a Marre’ is also pushing for more subtle changes in their country. BY Ricci Shryock (Article originally appeared...

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