28 7 / 2012

Dr. Djibril Diallo (senior advisor to the UNAIDS executive director) addressing the HIV response in sub saharan Africa. Joined by Baaba Maal.

Dr. Djibril Diallo (senior advisor to the UNAIDS executive director) addressing the HIV response in sub saharan Africa. Joined by Baaba Maal.

27 7 / 2012

Angelique Kidjo played the Royal Festival Hall last night! Before the show she came for a Q&A with the delegates and invited us to her sound check.

25 7 / 2012

25 7 / 2012

25 7 / 2012

25 7 / 2012

"You can tell the devil about its fire"

Lebo Mashile

15 7 / 2012

'Africa Utopia is a month-long festival of music, theatre, film, literature, dance, fashion, talks and debates programmed by Southbank Centre in conjunction with renowned Senegalese singer and human-rights campaigner Baaba Maal, as part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World.

Throughout the festival there are performances by iconic musicians who share Baaba Maal’s belief in the power of music for social change. An invited group of young delegates – guided by ‘elders’ including Baaba Maal and Lemn Sissay – explore how art projects can be mobilized to bring about social change’ 

I am one of those young delegates and this blog is dedicated to my experiences, musings and thoughts along the journey.