Video: Gokh-Bi System featuring Ndongo Lo - "Pikine"

Watch the music video for Senegalese hip-hop group Gokh-Bi System's "Pikine" featuring Ndongo Lo

Senegalese hip-hop group Gokh-Bi System pay tribute to fellow singer/griot/activist Ndongo Lo (featured on the track above), who passed away a few years ago, and to the slum they all grew up in, Pikine - hence the song title "Pikine." GBS's unique blend of traditional West African griot music with raw hip-hop make their sound all the more powerful to listen to.

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