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Here is a great track from BNP entitled "Yow milédal." (on top of Luniz's "I Got Five on it" beat). BNP is a hip hop act from Dakar, Senegal. Check out the note that my dude Ghislain wrote about the track:

I was in Burkina Faso in 1998. On my way back to Montreal in January 1999, I had a 12 hours transit via Dakar to take the plane Dakar-NYC. Yes, at that time there was a direct flight Dakar-NYC with Air Afrique.

During my 12 hours transit, all Senegal was celebrating because the Ramadan just finished and it was the first real big meal ! I had the chance to go downtown Dakar and driving a car for the first time in Africa (nice experience) to chase some African Hip-Hop cassettes that I wasn’t able to find in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). On the many cassettes that I bought that day there was Senerap Freestyle 1 (1997) and Senerap Freestyle 2 (1998).

Still today, I love these cassettes and I finally did a cassette rescue and digitalized them. BNP "Yow milédal" is taken from Senerap Freestyle 1.


Mp3: BNP - "Yow milédal"

Thanks for the link Mr. Poirier.

Edit: Sorry I was confusing Darfur and Dakar. Sorry about the confusion. Dakar is very much different than Darfur. Thanks to Ghis and reader "H" for the heads up.

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H said... @ 11/28/2007 07:51:00 AM

Good track, but Dakar isn't exactly war-torn. There is a low-level and long-standing conflict in the South of the country, but Dakar (and Senegal overall) is relatively peaceful. Africa isn't all about bad news!

k. said... @ 11/28/2007 11:45:00 AM

Yeah sorry bout that. My mistake. I was getting DAKAR and DAFUR mixed up for some reason. Feel like a fool given that I love geography. It was the 13 hour work day yesterday that had my mind all fuzzy. Thanks for the heads up.

White Silk said... @ 11/29/2007 11:38:00 PM

Also, just as an FYI, it's Darfur, not Dafur!

k. said... @ 11/30/2007 05:09:00 PM

thx silk...i had all sorts of problems with this post ;)

Colbs said... @ 12/06/2007 09:51:00 PM

Don't they have an auto race in Dakar?

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