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The 2018 DAK'ART Biennale Was a Creative Playground For African Artists

A look back at Senegal's biggest contemporary art gathering.

The dust has settled and Senegal has bid adieu to it's momentous 13th Dak'art Biennale. It proved to be the landmark event it's meant to be. From May 3rd to June 2nd, hundreds of works were shown and events took place in Dakar and surrounding areas.

The grandiose Ancien Palais de Justice stood at the center of the IN, like it did in 2016, with a number of paintings, photos, sculptures, videos and installations placed throughout its atriums and courtyards. IN artists' works called to mind a desire for unity, acceptance and home.

The OFF was the Biennale's playground, showcasing artists who didn't necessarily adhere to the Red Hour theme. Eclectic pieces were placed in hotels, restaurants, shops, by monuments, beaches, etc. The decentralization of art was awe-inspiring.

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Kwesta at Africa Nouveau Festival in Nairobi. Photo: Idd Nashid.

Kwesta Wants to Push South African Sounds to the World In His Last 'Dakar' Album

The South African star reveals collaborations with Davido, Mr Eazi, Tory Lanez, and Rick Ross and talks about the magic formula behind his current hit "Spirit."

Kwesta is undoubtedly South Africa's rapper of the moment.

His most-recent colossal hit single, "Spirit" featuring Wale, conquered the airwaves and has already penetrated far beyond his home country.

The multi award-winning rapper is currently working on his fourth album which will be the last in the Dakar series. After witnessing the kind of impact songs like "Spirit" and "N'gud" have had on the culture, one can't help but wonder what Kwesta has in store for us in his upcoming project.

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