Signature ceremony of the Declaration of commitment of the Coalition of Artists for the General History of Africa by Malian artists

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 -
12:30pm to 1:45pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Special Event
Contact: 
Tabué Nguma, t.nguma@unesco.org

More than forty famous Malian artists will be present at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 7 December (Room XI, 12:30 pm) to join the International Coalition of Artists for the General History of Africa, an initiative which promotes the work done by UNESCO since 1964 to rewrite an African history free from prejudices.

Barack Adama of Sexion d'Assaut (rapper), Amadou and Mariam (singer), Dawala (producer), Salif Keïta (singer), Aissata Maïga (actress), Cheick Moctary Diarra (writer), Mokobé Rapper), Oxmo Puccino (rapper), Ballaké Sissoko (musician), Cheick Tidiane Seck (musician and composer), Rokia Traoré (singer) and many other renowned Franco-Malian artists will sign a declaration of commitment to join Coalition.

The ceremony will be opened by UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, the Minister of Culture of Mali, N'Diaye Ramatoulaye Diallo, and the representant of the delegation of Malian artists, Badiri Diakité, known as Dawala.

The ceremony will be followed by a formal presentation of declarations to the Director-General and will be concluded by an exchange with the press.