The French way to rap things up


In­ter­na­tional Fran­co­phonie Day, which falls on March 20 every year, is meant to cel­e­brate all things French, and there is rea­son this time to do the same in Mum­bai. This is be­cause Al­liance Française, which hosts the cel­e­bra­tions in the city, is fly­ing down French-Cana­dian rap­per Web­ster for a show. A highly con­scious mu­si­cian who de­cided to not shift base from his na­tive Que­bec to fight for the rights of the African-Amer­i­can com­mu­nity there, Web­ster — whose real name is Aly Ndi­aye — works a day job as a his­toric in­ter­preter. His mu­sic is mostly in French, though some songs also fea­ture English lyrics. So catch him dur­ing his per­for­mance in Mum­bai, which will be fol­lowed by an open dis­cus­sion with the au­di­ence.

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