Keny Arkana is a female French rap artist. She is active in the alter-globalization movement with "La Rage Du Peuple", a music collective created in 2004 in the neighborhood of Noailles in Marseilles.
Raised in Marseilles of Argentine heritage, Arkana began rapping in 1996, with her first texts at the age of 12. She formed the collectives Mars Patrie and later Etat-Major, gaining performance experience in the Marseilles underground scene, culminating in the 2003 release of Etat Major's first mixtape.
After several solo appearances on various projects, Arkana released her first EP Le missile est lance (The rocket is launched) in 2004. Her first album Entre ciment et belle etoile (Between concrete and stars)Coucher a la belle etoile means "to sleep out" in French was released in October 2006. Her first single, La rage, released in 2006, pointedly references the 2005 civil unrest in France.
Official site of Keny Arkana
La Rage du Peuple
La Rage (sound file)
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