Storytelling series brings Senegalese rappers to Fawcett Library

“When you are living in a poor country, and you have a platform to speak, you use that platform to do positive things,” Senegalese rap musician Makhtar Fall, aka Gunman Xuman, said during a special storytelling session on Wednesday, April 17, at Fawcett Library. Fall was the guest of French and humanities teacher Malick Mbengue, who is also from Senegal.

Sharing the stage were Pape Samb, co-founder of the nonprofit Jamarek, and Knox Boomin, a Senegalese and American rapper. The panelists spoke for 20 minutes, answering questions from a crowd of about 50 Webb students and faculty. The afternoon was capped by Fall performing his rap “Kill the Dance” and Boomin performing his rap “Wow.”

The World Languages and Humanities departments and the Mowjood Endowment sponsored Fall’s campus visit and the storytelling session.

April 26, 2024

16:48 PM PDT