Following the theme “Point of NEW Return”, the Munich Biennale will be held digitally from 15 May 2020. The Senegalese hip-hop stars Keyti & Xuman will be presenting a new episode of their “Journal Rappé” each day until May 24 as part of the festival for new music theatre. The hip-hip project is supported by a partnership between the Music In Africa Foundation, the Goethe-Institut and the Siemens Stiftung.
The Senegalese hip-hop stars Keyti & Xuman will present during this year’s Munich Biennale with their satirical news program “Journal Rappé” ten topical episodes of rapped news and themed segments. This project was developed in the hip-hop movement, and it has been using the possibilities offered by digital channels such as YouTube and Facebook since 2013 in order to ignite and support social commitment and an interest in politics among the youth in Senegal. As a cross-over media format it creates a space for an alternative discussion, and it is an outstanding example of the sparkling creativity of these two African artists. One result from this is a journalism of citizens and artists that goes beyond the normal standards, which deals intensively with socio-political and economic subjects and questions the borders between art, activism, and gridlocked communication routes. This unique platform offers the two rappers the opportunity to share their vision of a vibrant, rapidly growing continent that is confronted with extreme challenges.
As part of the Munich Biennale, “Journal Rappé” will present episodes on topical subjects, and afterwards they will discuss these subjects live with the online audience.
The video premieres can be seen on the following channels:
- YouTube Munich Biennale
- Facebook Munich Biennale(including online discussion)
- Website Siemens Stiftung
Language: English, French, Wolof
Duration: app. 10 minutes
Friday, May 15, 06:15 p.m. (UCT + 2)
Saturday, May 16, until Sunday, May 24, 06:00 p.m. (UCT + 2)