Tales from the Sahel: An Evening with Baaba Maal
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Tales from the Sahel
An Evening with Baaba Maal
One of the true stars to rise from the African continent, Senegalese master musicianBaaba Maal has been making music for the world to enjoy for nearly two decades. Renowned for his fiery vocal performances and his musical fusion of western sounds with the traditional beats and melodies of West Africa, Baaba Maal has earned immense critical acclaim and has continually reinforced his role as a seminal artist in the world music arena. His work has also extended beyond music and into the realms of humanitarian spokesperson through his role as youth emissary for the United Nation’s Development Program and his outspoken stances on HIV/AIDS in Africa, the growing role of women on the continent and his support of youth-based initiatives to help Africa move into the new millennium.
Baaba will be sitting with renowned music journalist and author Chris Salewicz to discuss his personal experiences growing up in Africa and travelling the world, his views on issues facing Africa and the African diaspora, as well as other assorted issues of the day.
This will be a unique and intimate event, an evening full of surprises.