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Your music is very unique. How would you describe it?
Francophone hip hop or French rap, but more and more, I’m including elements from my country of Benin and my ethnicity, Adja. I have studied a special Agbadja rhythm. It’s very intricate and involves a set of many drums. In the future, I would like to add this to my recordings. For now, I’m getting more involved in the spoken-word scene. I’ve always been attracted to how traditions could survive into modernity. Some aspects of culture in Benin could disappear — it has to do with the tendency for youth to want to move forward, not back. I’m trying to create something for them that is general but uses metaphors and images that are resonant in my life. The aim is to say something that is clever but still accessible. (more…)