Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité



Jason, better known as Timbuktu, is one of Sweden’s most beloved hip-hop artists. His music is influenced by folk, blues and West African elements, and the lyrics of many of his songs are in Swedish and deal with political issues. In 2013 he took part in the Nobel Peace Prize concert. Timbuktu is an Ambassador for the Swedish United Nations Association.

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“Peace is something that needs to be created. I believe peace can be taught. Through education, the evil twins of fear and ignorance can be overcome.”

Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité