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Baaba Maal - Singer and Songwriter

Baaba Maal is maintaining a West African tradition: he is an internationally renowned musician with a strong political voice, like Fela Kuti and Yousso N'Dour before him. His campaigning touches on sensitive subjects, from women's rights to HIV and climate change. Africa is currently a jarring mix of rapid economic growth and life-threatening poverty. As the continent changes, is the music changing too?

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30 minutes

Last on

Mon 30 Jul 2012 01:30


Role Contributor
PresenterStephen Sackur