Keny Arkana

  • France
  • Dissenting rap

Keny Arkana was just a teenager when she started rapping in front of her mates at a kids’ home. Her rhymes expressed the difficulties and the injustices that she had to face at the time. Since then, the young woman has fought her way forward through the obstacles life has set in her path and established herself as a permanent fixture on the French hip-hop scene. Dissenter and militant, the young rapper looks critically and sharply at a society that she describes in her acerbic flow. After tiptoeing away from the usual distribution circles, and releasing an EP, entitled Etat d’urgence, she will be setting up shop at Paléo for another sincere and committed performance.