Y’en a Marre Senegal

Y’en a Marre (2011, Senegal), collective of hip-hop musicians and journalists

 

This lively group of young rappers and writers known as Y’en a Marre (“Fed Up”) motivates peaceful social change. The group’s efforts to mobilize the youth vote brought 300,000 new voters to Senegal’s historic 2012 elections. Its rap songs on democracy and civil rights reach a wide audience through community concerts, radio, mobile phone and the internet, stimulating civic responsibility and inspiring community action in Senegal and in the region.

 

Report from the 2015 Prince Claus Awards Committee here