Colombia: Ten rappers murdered for criticizing the system

22 November 2012

Ten rappers have been murdered in the last two years in the Colombian city Medellín. Their “crime”: that they volunteered to help getting young people away from paramilitary groups and drug gangs. 14 rappers have gone underground, and even more fear for their lives, reported the Danish newspaper Arbejderen. An article …

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Colombia: Rappers fighting for peace

10 January 2012

  This is the story about young hip-hoppers spreading a message of hope and peace while living within an armed conflict. 27-year old Jeihhco and his friends are using microphones, record players and education to change the everyday life in their neighborhood. Medellín in Colombia is known as one of …

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Colombia: Young hip-hop singer killed

1 September 2009

The 20-year-old singer Pacheco of the hip hop group C4 was shot by gunmen in August 2009 Pacheco (full name: Enrique Pacheco Hector Marmolejo) was murdered as he was on his way home at one o’clock in the afternoon, a block from the College Eduardo Santos in the western district …

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Colombia: Bellavista Social Club

20 October 2008

Bellavista Social Club es un grupo de rap quienes a través de sus canciones denuncian la situación en la que se encuentran los barrios mas desfavorecidos de la ciudad de Medellín y Colombia.   En este video Don Vito y Medina narran como días después del encarcelamiento del grupo Pasajeros …

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