African urban, african culture, african future #2

Hip Hop in Dakar

Performances, Screenings and Talks

Carte blanche to Alex Moussa Sawadogo

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© Journal Rappé

6 July & 7 July 2017, ifa Gallery Berlin

The 2-day programme, curated by Alex Moussa Sawadogo, the artistic director of the film festival Afrikamera – Current cinema from Africa, is addressing political resistance in urban space on the African continent. African Urban, african culture, african future is a platform for reflections on the processes of the development of its connections to photography, film, fashion and music. 

On the first evening we invite you to a historical and geographical journey of the political figure of the Sapeur from the beginning of the 1990s until today. As another expression of urban culture the more historical tradition of the Sapeur in the photographic work of Baudouin Mouanda (Brazzaville), member of the Collectif Génération Elili, and the filmic work of Héctor Mediavilla will be put in conversation with the hip hop by Keyti. 

On the second day, Keyti points to the entanglements of Hip Hop and politics in Dakar and gives insight into his work as artist and activist for die Youth Urban Media Academy (YUMA). In his innovative format of the Journal Rappé, a „rapped" news programme that he has produced together with Xuman since 2013, Keyti addresses the urban space and ways to engage politically for the Senegalese youth.


PROGRAMME

Friday, 7 July, 7 pm
Hip Hop in Dakar
 

- Keyti presents: Africulturban – Hip Hop from Dakar 
- Performance: Keyti 
- Performance: Journal Rappé 
- Artist talk with Keyti, moderated by Eric van Grassdorff

Event held in French and English with German translation
Free admission

  • ifa Gallery Berlin director Alya Sebti and curator Alex Moussa Sawadogo welcoming artist Keyti and moderator Eric van Grassdorff, Photo: Victoria Tomaschko

  • Keyti presenting his work and Hip Hop in Dakar Photo: Victoria Tomaschko

  • Keyti presenting his work with Hip Hop in Dakar, moderated by Eric van Grassdorff, Photo: Victoria Tomaschko

  • Keyti presenting the Journal Rappé, Photo: Victoria Tomaschko

  • Keyti presenting the Journal Rappé, Photo: Victoria Tomaschko