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source: Ina Thiam


Hip-Hop artist, Senegal

Keyti is part of the first generation of hip-hop artists that established the genre as a mean of contestation for the Senegalese youth. With Xuman, another prominent rap artist, he has created Journal Rappé, a satirical weekly news program that has been critically acclaimed in Senegal and other parts of the world. Outside his music activities, Keyti is also known for his work on issues related to marginalized youth such as the Youth Urban Media Academy (YUMA) program which trained juvenile convicts for three years in the field of photography, film and graphic design. He has also worked on the “Prison Tour”, a creative program involving creative writing workshops for detainees in two major prisons of Dakar.

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