Spokesperson for the International Year of Microcredit 2005
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
Coming from a family of fishermen where music was an integral part
of his childhood, Baaba Maal has risen to become on of Senegal's biggest
international stars. With his thrilling voice and ability to experiment
with western styles while remaining deeply, passionately African, he
has toured the world giving live performances, with his band Dande
Yenol (which means 'The Voice Of The Race'). Baaba is known as more
than just a remarkable musician he's a musician with a social conscience.
Among his social activities, Baaba represents the United Nations Development
Program as a UNDP Youth Emissary and he's a spokesman on the issue
of HIV/Aids in Africa.
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