An Introduction to Hip-Hop Culture in Guinea-Bissau: The Guinean <em>Raperu</em>

  • Federica Lupati Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Keywords: Popular music, Rap, Politics, Nation, Contemporary Africa


This article discusses the provenance and emergence of hip-hop culture as a form of resistance in Guinea-Bissau. It describes a political backdrop of national instability and how contemporary Guinean hip-hop forms took their cue from 1970s New York. It discusses the political stances of Guinea's most celebrated hip-hop artists.

Author Biography

Federica Lupati, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Federica Lupati is a doctoral student at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.