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NÆDiaye combines art with activism, singing about official corruption, torture victims in the Cassamance struggle, the troubles of the disenfranchised Tuareg people in northern Mali, and the forgotten shadow people who inhabit Senegal's poorest districts. He currently directs arts activities for a non-government organization called Environment, Development and Action (ENDA). He calls his division, Siggi ENDA Art, "siggi" being the Wolof for "lift up your head."
Musically, his songs range from searing solo voice to poignant acoustic ballads, and the energized bustle of Senegal's signature Afropop style, mbalax. His musical textures are as varied as his themes, incorporating the wooden slatted balafon of the Mande griots, the crack of djembe drums, and the fury of rock guitar.