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Inna Modja Invited To #sharehumanity Event At Un For World Humanitarian Day

WHAT:  The United Nations and partners will bring together humanitarian workers, media innovators, celebrity musicians and influencers on the eve of World Humanitarian Day (WHD) in the name of inspiring the world’s humanity using the power of social media. The event will be punctuated by storytelling and musical performances and place a spotlight on humanitarian crises around the world – with the ultimate goal of galvanizing a greater sense of global citizenship through this year’s groundbreaking #ShareHumanity digital campaign.WHEN: August 19, 2015

WHO: Juanes, Colombian Music Superstar (@juanes)Cody Simpson, Australian singer/songwriter (@CodySimpson)Inna Modja, Malian-French singer/songwriter (@Innamodja)Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United NationsAmy Robach, Good Morning America anchor (@arobach)Nima Elbagir, CNN senior international correspondent (@NimaCNN)About Inna ModjaLending an ear to Inna Modja’s new album transports you instantaneously to the heart of Mali, to what makes Mali’s heart beat. The performer who gave us the flamboyant hits “Mister H”, “French Cancan” and “La Fille du Lido”, with two Victoires de la Musique nominations for the public’s new talent and video clip of the year, is now getting back to her roots with her third album. This time Inna tells her story, freeing herself as if her life depended on it, as a sign for her African roots to set her art on fire. Inna learned her singer-songwriter craft from her elders, like the Rail Band who play at the Bamako railway station buffet. She has even named the work “Motel Bamako” in their honour. Inna Modja is piecing herself together. Motown soul, Sahel desert Blues, Mandinka guitars, a Fula flute, Kora meets hip hop, music setting the pace in her teen years and shaping her phrasing in Bambara, and electro-pop for the looping that is also a central feature of Malian music.

Find out more about Inna Modja on her France Rocks page here