Senegalese musician Baaba Maal has been named “Spokesperson for Marginalized Populations of Africa” by three African organizations as part of an initiative called “Collective Immunity”, learned the APS.
“The nomination of Baba Maal is in recognition of his experience and his constant commitment to using his art to give voice to the voiceless,” said Southern African Trust, African Philanthropy Network and TrustAfrica in a statement.
Mr. Maal ” is a music star with a very high reputation in Africa and around the world, known for his commitment to marginalized communities in Africa and elsewhere, and who spent most of his time mobilizing support and resources for the communities and people mentioned above, ” they add.
The three organizations and Baaba Maal “will work closely to raise awareness and raise funds that will be used to provide much-needed support to marginalized communities through the Collective Immunity initiative,” said the statement.
The text emphasizes that “this important collaboration will include the organization of a series of concerts as well as awareness programs over an initial period of six months to strengthen support for the initiative.” The Southern African Trust, African Philanthropy Network and TrustAfrica are working together as part of the Community Immunity initiative to “provide quick-impact support capable of providing urgent relief to marginalized communities and those living on the margins of society”.
They thus hope to bring “broad support to political initiatives aimed at proposing long-term solutions that will improve the living conditions of poor and marginalized groups on the continent”.
According to the press release, the initiative will build, among other aspects, ” on the public interest aroused by famous celebrities (athletes, artists and actors of civil society) as a platform to get the message where it goes. was not heard (…) ”.