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Musicians Aim Fighting Words at the Gambia’s Hardliner President | Global Voices

A popular music video featuring a group of artists taking aim at the president of the Gambia’s tightening grip on the West African country is making the rounds among Gambians home and abroad.

violence-video-gambia-iiMusicians Xuman, Djily Bagdad, Tiat, and Ombre Zion accuse Gambian President Yahya Jammeh of despotism in the song titled “Against Impunity” published on YouTube, rapping in English and Wolof about the oppressive state of Gambian society under the hardliner’s thumb and encouraging Gambians to rise up. The video, which was released in December, has more than 26,000 views.

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