As a part of the Mois de la Francophonie celebrating Senegal, the Alliance Française has organized a workshop with hip-hop artist Webster.
The writing workshops allow Webster to share his vision of the composition of a hip-hop text. It is an adequate tool to demonstrate to the uninitiated the intellectual and artistic value of this art. These workshops brought him to several schools and Centers Jeunesse du Québec. Presented as part of the French course, he tackles the themes taught during the poetry segment (rhymes, metaphors, comparisons, inspiration methods). For more details about the workshops click HERE.
The cost will be $15 for AF Members, and $20 for the general public.
A little about the artist:
“Aly Ndiaye, aka Webster, was born and raised in the Limoilou neighborhood of Quebec City. Son of 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 university studies in this field.
He began his career in the 1990s alongside Slik Cat and DJ Def in the Northern X formation in sector 21 of the Limoilou district. After five years of work and live performances in the old capital, the group produced a first project entitled Winter Walk in 2000.
In 2007, Webster released his first solo album entitled Sagesse immobile. In 2010, he released his second studio album, Le vieux de la montagne. Since 2009, Webster has hosted writing workshops with teenagers.
Webster has presented this workshop several times in the United States, including at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, UCLA and USC (Los Angeles), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) and Georgetown and Howard University, Washington DC In partnership with the Quebec Delegations and Canadian Embassies, Webster visited several primary, secondary and university institutions to promote the French language. His writing workshops have also taken him to several countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.”