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Xuman visit author's site

10/21/2016 - 8:00pm

Makhtar Fall aka Gunman Xuman is a Senegalese Hip Hop Pioneer, social justice activist, and TV Co-Host of the popular Journal Rappe that innovatively raps the news and educate audiences on the social, environmental, political and other issues that affects Senegal, Africa and the world. Xuman’s current work in Journal Rappe is in the intersection of Hip Hop, music, social and environmental justice, politics, education, African culture, and journalism to promote democracy, good governance, Gender and human rights, human and environmental health. In April 2013, Xuman and his good friend Keyti launched Journal Rappe, which has garnered both national and international praise. Through actively engaging youths and adults in music, Hip Hop, education and the innovative approach to rap the news, “Journal Rappe” has been highly effective in bringing attention to wide range of issues ranging from the social to the environmental, the political to the cultural. As a result of his work, Journal Rappe as an innovative concept to deliver the news and a platform for freedom of expression among youths is now taking roots in countries outside of Senegal like Cote D’Ivoire, Mali, Madagascar, and as far as Jamaica in the Caribbean. Xuman is a co-founder of  Jamarek (Peace Only) a nonprofit organization that seeks to create a safe and resourceful learning environment for kids, and provide medical equipment and supplies to medical facilities and disable in Senegal, Xuman is well known around Senegal for his commitment for democratic advancement and social justice.


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