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Baaba Maal In Conversation with Robin Denselow

Baaba Maal and Robin Denslow will be in conversation dealing with the issues affecting the African continent.

Senegalese singer and star of the world stage Baaba Maal is a man with a mission that extends beyond his music. He is committed to the concerns of families, young people and the future of the continent, as is reflected in his role as Youth Emissary for the United Nations’ Development Programme. When Baaba tours the world, as one of its great performers, his role as a representative of the United Nations’ Development Programme is never far away. In February 2005 Baaba Maal was the special guest speaker for a lecture at the British Museum where he gave his views on Africa, speaking passionately and eloquently of the continent’s strengths and its challenges. On July 2nd Baaba made a speech in support of the Make Poverty History Campaign in Edinburgh and addressed the Rally in advance of the G8 Summit at Gleneagles. Baaba Maal returned to London in August 2005 where he presented a special, and prestigious, Late Night Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.
Robin Denslow is a graduate in English at New College, Oxford and joined the BBC as a producer and reporter on the African service. He then worked as a producer on 24 Hours, The Money Programme and then as a reporter on Panorama. He joined Newsnight as a full-time reporter when the programme first started in 1980, later presented the BBC2 music programme 8 Days A Week and then returned to Panorama. Since 1992 , he has reported for Newsnight on major stories from all around the world, from Somalia, South Africa and Rwanda to India, Indonesia and Kosovo.
Baaba Maal and Robin Denslow will be in conversation dealing with the issues affecting the African continent. This is a rare opportunity to hear the views of two authorities on the subject whose hands on experience have given them a unique insight of the issues at hand.


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Date and Time:

29 March 2007 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
10 Thornhaugh Street
020 8452 0960
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Royal African Society
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