Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

HipHop Culture in West Africa – A Political Force to be Reckoned With

Posted in African Politics, Culture, Global Africa, Senegal by ruben eberlein on June 15, 2009

The situation in the Casamance and Senegal at large, Islam and women/gay rights, Rap music and politics were some of the topics of my conversation with Sister Fa, HipHop artist from Senegal. Read it here in English or download a pdf of the original German text. (more…)

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La Connexion Berlin-Dakar Provides for Groovy Summer 09 Beats

Posted in African Politics, Culture, Global Africa, Senegal by ruben eberlein on April 24, 2009

108110567Sarabah – Tales from the Flipside of Paradise is the brand new first record of Senegal-born artist Sister Fa (to be released in May by Piranha Musik, read interview here). She lives in Berlin and raps in Wolof, Manding, Jola and French about the life of Senegalese women and soldiers, about Aids, her own experiences, and much more. The twelve songs on her nicely designed CD give us a good idea about the vibrancy of West Africa’s hiphop scene where Western culture and African heritage merge. (more…)

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