Jason Diakité aka Timbuktu started his career in the late 90’s and it exploded in 2005 with the release of “Alla vill till himmelen, men ingen vill dö”. Since then he has delivered countless hits, numerous platinum and #1 records, received eight Grammys and various other awards, while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of the hip hop genre. Even though his lyrics are in Swedish that hasn’t stopped him from reaching a huge profile in Norway and performing for audiences all over the world from various corners of Africa to Svalbard, together with the funk band Damn!
In 2012 he was invited to perform for Paul Simon at the prestigious Polar Music Prize, a performance so celebrated that he got asked back again the following year to perform for Youssou N’Dour. Timbuktu & Damn! are without a doubt one of the most loved live acts in Sweden.