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Angola: 17 young rap musicians arrested

13 March 2011

A group of 17 young rap musicians in Luanda’s city centre who were reading poems and distributing pamphlets saying they intended to participate in an announced anti-government demonstration later that day, were held in custody by the criminal investigation police and released the following morning without any further explanations, reported …

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Angola: When the people’s silence speaks

1 March 2004

Here is a rare, detailed description of the present situation for a number of underground hip-hop artists in Angola, written by the Angolan journalist Rafael Marques. The article features an interview with the 22-year-old rapper MCK. “Music has no place in the grand scheme of politics in Angola. Especially not …

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