"Experience is always the best teacher Look at the signs, feel the vibes, I'm tryin to reach ya"
KEITH "GURU" ELAM
"Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, is located at the westernmost tip of the country on the Cap-Vert peninsula. About 300 miles off the coast, in the Atlantic Ocean, lie the Cape Verde Islands. During colonial times, numerous trading Counters, belonging to various colonial empires were established along the coast. The town of St Louis became the capital of French Western Africa (Afrique Occidentale Francaise, or AOF) before it was moved to Dakar in 1902. Dakar later became its capital in 1960 at the time of independence from France"-
June opens with insight to the east: the world according to senegal. The language of one series of the A.L.I.H.S.T blog brings the minds and culture of a people to the forefront; a brief look away from the states to feel global rythym. In this time its more than safe to say hip hop is empowerment. My personal interaction with the senegalese was a lasting impression; specifically in mediterreanean countries like italy, they are a minority, a subculture of ambition, arts, and extrodinary academics. Some of the most intelligent people of west africa. Monday allows them to tell their story to us, one of their greatest influences:
-We close with an interview with the student of truth(Talib Kweli) himself, also in tune with african culture. An exclusive interview from Norway radio with talks of the new reflection eternal project, and current movements.
Goodshit Radio: Talib Kweli interview
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