NEWS

On the 6th of February 2017, the World Day for the Fight Against FGC was held. According
to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 130 million girls and women are victims
of female genital mutilation in the world …The association Mélodies du monde, in partnership
with the Fondation Fleur du désert, produced the video clip for the song “Exciser c’est pas
bon” written and performed by Bafing Kul and Waris Dirie. The objective is to make Internet
users and viewers aware of the need to continue the fight against this practice.The title is
already available on all online listening platforms (itunes, Believe, Spotify and Amazon). A
part of the profits from the purchase of the online title goes to the Fleur du Désert Foundation
for the schooling of girls in Africa

Watch the clip : https://youtu.be/AjnhJtaZxR4
Download title : http://apple.co/2omu0uE

Presentation of the authors:

Bafing Kul
Born in Bamako, Mali, Bafing Kul has forged his talent with the
Babemba orchestra. Very early on, he felt the suffering of the
world around him, especially he translated the suffering for
migrant girls, he sang “52 Bamako” (1997) to denounce
domestic slavery. This was the start of a promising career. Little
by little he moves towards engaged music.
In 1998, he carried the torch of the fight against excision
through the single “demystification”. In 2002, he settled in
France where he collaborated with several associations active
in the Abolition of Sexual Mutilations.
In 2004, he released the album “YELEN” recorded between
Bamako, Paris and Abidjan. This one was nominated in 2012 in
the category “Best African Reggae Album” of the Reggae
Victories.
The originality of the music of Bafing Kul is found in the mixture
of traditional rhythms of Mali with reggae sounds otherwise
called “Appolo Reggae”. He is a militant artist for Humanity,
with music as the only weapon against ignorance and
fundamentalism

Artist’s website: www.bafingkul.com
Bafing Kul Facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/Bafingkulofficiel/

Waris Dirie:
A NOMAD GIRL IN SOMALIA
Waris Dirie was born in 1965 into a nomad family living in the Somali desert near the border to Ethiopia. At the tender age of five, she underwent the inhuman procedure of female genital mutilation. This horrible tradition is still practiced worldwide today, both by Moslems and Christians. According to estimations of the United Nations, more than 8.000 girls become victims of this cruel crime every day.
At the age of 13 Waris fled from a forced marriage to a man, who could have been her grandfather. After an adventurous escape, she arrived in London and worked there as a housemaid and at McDonald’s.
SUPERMODEL AND BONDGIRL
She was discovered by the British top photographer Terence Donovan as a model at the age of 22 and became an international celebrity.
She moved from London to New York and became famous as one of the first ‘Supermodels’ in the US. She was the first African woman with an exclusive contract for a worldwide campaign with Revlon, worldwide the biggest cosmetic company. She worked for all famous fashion, cosmetic and jewellery brands from Chanel to Cartier, from L’Oréal to Gucci and was seen on all major fashion magazine covers from ‘Vogue’ to ‘Marie Claire’.
She received a part as a James Bond girl in the movie ‘The Living Daylight’, side by side with Timothy Dalton.
Website :http://www.desertflowerfoundation.org/
The title is already available on all online listening platforms (itunes, Believe, Spotify and Amazon). A part of the profits from the purchase of the title online is donated to the Fleur du Désert Foundation for the schooling of girls in Africa.

Download title : http://apple.co/2omu0uE

Contact :
Association Mélodies du Monde- melodiesdumonde@gmail.com – www.melodiesdumonde.fr –