Via World Music Central:
In a special event to mark the closing stages of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, Senegalese star Baaba Maal will be interviewed by BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur on Thursday, December 17, at 8pm CET at the Pumpehuset, Copenhagen. The interview will later be broadcast on BBC World Service’s ”The Strand”.
“In Conversation with Baaba Maal” will hear the acclaimed singer talk about his life, discuss his concerns about climate change in the developing world and play a short acoustic set. Baaba Maal is attending COP15 as the climate change ambassador for Africa Talks Climate, a research and communication initiative from the BBC World Service Trust, the BBC’s international development charity.
I hope this will bring him more mainstream recognition. Most people who aren’t African music fans have never heard of him.