If this summer, you want to enjoy an insightful conversation and great music, Forward has got two special events to pencil in your diary at London’s legendary venue the Roundhouse on 21st July 2012.

Conversations with African Male Artists: The role of men in the campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Senegalese superstar, musician and FORWARD ambassador Carlou D and guests in conversation with Ade Daramy (Colourful Radio) discuss the power of music in ending the centuries old practice of FGM. FGM has affected between 100 – 140 million African women worldwide. Join us to explore the role of music and art in bringing about social change and discuss how men can play a key role in ending FGM within their communities.

These men from FGM affected communities in Africa will share their views and thoughts on how men can play an active role in the campaign to end this practice. They will be focusing on the use of music as a platform for social change and share insights on the way forward. Finally you will have the pleasure of listening to a short acoustic set by Carlou D and guests.

Carlou D: A Fundraising concert for FORWARD 7.30pm, Studio Theatre, Roundhouse, London

Carlou D and special guests are performing in a one-off concert to raise funds for FORWARD’s work and awareness of FGM and child marriage. Carlou D will be joining us straight from Senegal, a week before his performance at WOMAD festival, come along for an evening of music and entertainment!

“The part of hip-hop which I have kept in my music is the courage to be direct” says Carlou D.

Carlou D is definitely one of Senegal’s greatest musical talents!!!  Check out Carlou D’s music here and his Twitter: @carloudofficial

Venue- Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

Tickets: £5 for the ‘Conversation’, £12 for the Fundraising concert.

Special offer: both events for £15 only by phone bookings Box office: 0844 482 8008       www.roundhouse.org.uk

Full details – http://www.forwarduk.org.uk/news/events/91 andhttp://www.forwarduk.org.uk/news/events/90 .

Carlou D and guests in conversation, 5.45pm, Saturday 21st July, Dorfman Hub, Roundhouse, London


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