Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Guinea's rappers go against the State...

The frustrations of young Guineans have boiled over into mass riots and military mutinies and this has been reflected by a new generation of musicians, breaking a long tradition of singers praising national leaders.  

"When injustice becomes law, to revolt becomes one's duty," says Guinean rapper Phaduba Keita. 

Most rap stars may not quote French philosophers, but for this 27-year-old, the words of Albert Camus ring true. 

"I don't think there's anywhere in the world with more corruption than Guinea," he says. 

"Today Conakry the capital is the darkest capital in the world - a capital without electricity, water or infrastructure," says Keita. More...

See also:

  1. A look at some dictators and their awesome excesses!
  2. Who cares about Equatorial Guinea? 
  3. Swaziland, where the poor starve and the king is, well, king...
  4. The Coltan War
  5. The 10 most evil men in history?

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