Malian music star Fatoumata Diawara has a new music video titled “Djonya” (slavery in Bambara). The video denounces the atrocities perpetrated against the migrants coming mostly from sub-Saharan Africa and also provides a glimmer of hope to all those who are victims of these modern times.
On November 14, 2017, CNN broadcast an investigative report about the trafficking and sale of black migrants in Libyan slave markets. This has led to international condemnation of these human rights violations and UN investigations.
With “Djonya”, Fatoumata wishes to condemn this tragic situation. It is a song that defends the idea that every woman and every man belongs to the human race, regardless of color, ethnicity or religion and that every human being should be respected.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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