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As local rapper Naty says, a group of young people are intent on making their mark in Madagascar's cultural history.

From gifted slam poet Caylah to inventive visual artist Temandrota and a crew of entrepreneurial skateboarders, a generation of young Madagascans are making space for creative projects.

"Is'Art Gallery [is] the refuge for alternative artists in Tana. Here, you find a bit of everything ... We are underground artists and every day is a combat," says Caylah.

They are inspiring in their enthusiasm and hopeful for the future despite the poverty in their country and its colonial past.

Source: Al Jazeera