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Q&A Joey Le Soldat: From Burkina Faso To Stones Throw

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18:00 - 18:45
Melkweg (M6 Panel Room) | Lijnbaansgracht 234A, Amsterdam

An in-depth interview with Joey Le Soldat, the Burkina Faso musician who was ‘raised with American rap in one ear and the words of traditional African storytelling musicians in the other’, as his bio states. Le Soldat is one of the most amazing ambassadors of the global hip-hop, bass and beats community. He graduated in Modern Letters from the University of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, where he also won rap battles and organized sounds systems and block parties. He worked closely in the studio with the engineer of the famed Stones Throw-sound Dave Cooley in L.A. and with his political activism, his deep, powerful flow and unique style that mixes nineties hip-hop and electro with African sounds and samples, mixing French and his mother tongue Mooré, he was heralded by the BBC and The Guardian for his unique sound.

Joey Le Soldat (BF)

Mohamed Halidi (translator, NL)

Moderator: Thomas Heerma van Voss (NL)


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