French Canadian rapper Webster to perform in Mumbai on Francophonie Day

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By  Stephen Fernandes Mobile: 9820707327  Email: stevfern@gmail.com

Half a billion Francophones around the world will celebrate International Francophonie Day on March 20. Once again, AF Bombay along with the Consulates of Canada, Quebec, Belgium, Switzerland, and France will unite to honour the French language by organising a host of films screenings from the French speaking world and various exciting events including movies play readings and performances by Canadian French rapper Webster

Aly Ndiaye, aka Webster , was born and raised in Quebec’s Limoilou neighborhood. From a Senegalese father and a Quebec mother, he has always been proud of his origins and presents himself as a SénéQueb Métis pure wool. His passion for history led him to pursue a university degree in this field.

An activist, Webster is very socially involved; he lectures on a multitude of topics including the cultural diversity, perseverance and social impact of hip-hop among youth. His favorite theme is the history of the black presence in Quebec and Canada since the beginning of the 17th century. To better disseminate this information, he set up the Qc History X , a guided tour of Quebec City about this little-known story.

Since 2009, he travels the world to present writing workshops where he learns the creative use of French through rap. He has visited several American universities including Harvard, MIT, Howard, Georgetown and UCLA. He has also given concerts and writing workshops in several countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and South America.

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