International Women's Day 2010 : Music and dance performances

© J.M Lumbrano
Fatoumata Diawara, Malian singer and comedian.

In the framework of the celebrations of the International Women's Day 2010: Music and dance performances, a show organized in collaboration with l’Agence de la Francophonie.
Concert by Fatoumata Diawara, Malian singer and comedian who lives in Paris. Her music is inspired by traditional African folk rhythms and talks about the relation between women and men, and of the difficulty and complexity of being a young woman of today;

Concert by Ghalia Benali, Tunisian singer who lives in Belgium. Her music mixes Western classical songs and jazz with Arabic music, and represents a “global visa for many cultures and a microcosm where centuries meet to create something new”.

Concert by Melissa Laveaux, a Canadian musician of Haitian descent : a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist who plays music described as a mix of roots, folk, and blues using her signature percussive finger-style guitar and soulful vocal styling.


Type of Event Concert
Start 08.03.2010 16:30 local time
End 08.03.2010 19:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Corat, Sanye Gulser
Organizer BSP/GE
Contact Anna Maria Majlöf,
Country France
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7 Place de Fontenoy
Room Room I
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 1000
Official Website International Women's Day at UNESCO
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