With #raptivism Fam in #copenhagen #denmark, Karen Mukupa. Be sure to check out her music & book… mad talented! Such a pleasure to catch up & share laughter with you, sis! Shine on & keep doing your thang!!
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In the 1990s, alongside late reggae/dancehall queen Natasja Saad, Karen Mukupa was one of the first Danish female rappers. Now, she is introducing her new album called ”Human”, which is a natural step forward in Karen Mukupa’s quest for her musical roots.
She was born in Zambia, grew up in Tanzania, and came to Denmark at the age of 15, which has left a clear mark on this new album. While the music is Afro-beat inspired, the love for reggae and hip-hop shines clearly through – a style that she was very successful with in her early career. “Human” is an uncompromising album that shows Karen’s natural talent and her ability to stand on her own feat in search of her own sound.
“I’ve always had a great desire to build bridges between my African and European background and that seems to have been accomplished with “Human”. It’s pop, but has a twist of both African and hip-hop. In addition to Danish and English, I speak Swahili fluently. Therefore, it was natural to me, to have a couple of songs in Swahili too”.