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Aby Ngana Diop Senegal

Senegal's tradition of tassu (poetic storytelling oriented verbal art) had never been recorded until Aby Ngana Diop's 1994 cassette, which solidified her fame across Dakar. Known for performing her aggressive brand of rap-like almost-sung poetry among the upper echelons of society, Diop's sound became legendary following her death in 1997. ... more

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