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.