Talk explores hip-hop and democracy in Senegal

Submitted by Western Today on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:58am

Western Washington University played host to a talk titled “Hip-Hop and Democracy in Senegal” on Friday, Oct. 2 in Arntzen Hall on the Western campus.

The presentation, which was free and open to the public, featured Senegalese artists and political activists Thiat and Denise Sow of Keur Gui and Y’en a Marre as they visit Western to discuss rap music and political mobilization in Senegal.

Sponsors included the President’s Diversity Fund, the Center for International Students and the Departments of History, Liberal Studies and Political Science.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or contact the Department of Political Science at 360-650-3469.

Video by Rhys Logan / WWU

Photo by Kyra Betteridge / WWU Communications and Marketing intern