MAMADOU TOUNKARA (b 1974 )
Mamadou Tounkara, is a Mandinka griot, a man born to
a family tradition of music and historical praise-singing. When he was a young
student, Mamadou started rapping as a kind of protest. At that time, he
recalled, youth did not have the right to words. But through rap, we could
express ourselves about things that are not good in our society.