Fangafrika – Voice of the Voiceless

19 December 2016

  Fangafrika – Voice of the Voiceless The first documentary film about West African hip-hop Produced by Staycalm! Productions Language: French with English subtitles. 52 minutes Burkina Faso and France. 2007 Read more…  

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Burkina Faso: Music studio in capital bombed after coup

21 September 2015

Studio Abazon in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, was attacked in the early hours of 17 September 2015, allegedly targeted by coup soldiers because of the activism of its owner, rapper Smockey. The studio is owned and run by top Burkinabe rapper and revolutionary artist, Serges Martin Bambara – …

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Burkina Faso: Reggae singer banned for stirring up youth revolt

25 May 2011

  The singer, radio programme director and radio host Sams’K Le Jah (real name: Sama Karim) who hosted a weekly reggae show on Ouaga FM has been denied access to the radio because of a song he wrote — and broadcasted — about the country’s president. Inspired by the revolts …

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Burkina Faso: Death threat against reggae radio host

3 May 2007

Singer and radio host Karim Sama received warning that he “will be gunned down” over commentary that is critical of the government Karim Sama is a host of two popular reggae programmes on Radio Ouaga FM in the capital, Ouagadougou, and is also a singer known as Sams’K le Jah. …

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