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Senegalese Hip-Hop Artist and Activist Malal Talla to Perform and Give Lecture

As part of Pomona College’s “Africa Initiative: Voices on Africa” series, Senegalese hip-hop artist and political activist Malal Talla will present a concert for the 5C community on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m., and a public lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Talla is co-founder of the youth grassroots political movement Y’En A Mare (“Enough is Enough”), a group that mobilized against former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade when he tried to stay in power against the West African country’s constitution.

Talla, whose stage name is Fou Malade (“Crazy Sick Guy”), started the rap group Bat’haillons Blin-D, whose recordings include On va tout dire (2008) and 2guntaan (2003).

The concert will be held in Doms Lounge (Smith Campus Center lower level, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont) and the lecture will be held in the Blue Room (Frank Dining Hall, 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont).

For more information, contact: pierre.englebert@pomona.edu.

The “Voices on Africa Series” is part of the five-year Pomona College Africa Initiative, which through guest speakers, performers and a visiting African scholar each spring, highlights the continent’s ever-increasing importance, its emerging economies, and the vital role the region plays on the international stage. 

 

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