Mixtape: Francophone Hip Hop and Political Consciousness

Hip-hop is at the forefront of political contestation in Francophone Africa, and has been for decades. Too-often unrecognized in the West, particularly in the Anglophone

mixtape project: drill in hip hop galsen

Rap in Senegal, known mainly as hip hop galsen, originates from the early period of rap’s arrival in Africa in the late 80’s and early

“Girl Power” by Mina la voilée

“Girl Power”, by Mina la Voilée, preaches tough feminism, women’s empowerment, and just an overall sense of badass rhymes and flow in a short but

Y’en a marre and Coronavirus: Not just the opposition

Senegal’s Y’en a Marre movement, which roughly translates in casual French to “fed up,” was formed first in 2011 during broad-based protests against the regime

Didier Awadi’s “Mama kitoko” (feat. Marie Ndiaye)

“Mama kitoko” is a 2020 single by Senegalese rap legend Didier Awadi. Awadi was born on August 11, 1969 in Dakar, Senegal. He is of

Dip Doundou Guiss – “Deuil National” #Lesenegalendeuil

Released November 13th, 2020, “Deuil National” by DIP Doundou Guiss displays the extreme hardships and difficult decisions made by those who decide to leave Senegal

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