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Journal Rappé: Rap, the News, and Urban Activism in Senegal
Journal Rappé: Rap, the News, and Urban Activism in Senegal
WhenThursday, Oct. 27, 2016, 4 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationCommunications Building (CMU)
Campus room120
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Special Events
Event sponsorsMellon Foundation, UW Department of Anthropology, UW African Studies, and UW French & Italian Studies
Description

The UW will host Xuman and Keyti, the driving forces behind Senegal's "JT Rappé" (Rap TV news).  Musicians, scholars, activists and journalists, Xuman and Keyti played a significant role in the urban youth and pop culture led "Y'en a marre" protest movements that have transformed Senegalese politics since 2011.

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