PICS: Singer Salif Keita dedicates benefit concert to 5-year-old deceased albino girl

2018-11-19 11:10
Salif Keita

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Singer and albino activist Salif Keita has dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May.

The Saturday night concert followed a forum on protecting albino people in Africa that Keita assembled. More than 100 politicians, diplomats and albinos attended the forum on Friday.

He described how albinos in Mali and other African countries are sometimes persecuted and ridiculed, with violence often increasing around elections.

The activist said he will continue his work in hopes "people will understand that we are born in the same way and we have the same rights as everyone else."

Salif Keita

Salif Keita (Picture: AFP)

The concert featured songs from Keita's new album, which he says is his last.

Salif Keita

Malian singer Salif Keita (C) and the members of his foundation perform during a concert to raise awareness about the violences against albinos in Fana. (AFP)

Salif keita

Malian singer Salif Keita (C) and the members of his foundation perform during a concert to raise awareness about the violences against albinos in Fana. (AFP)

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