Mamadou Diop had just finished a world tour in 1996 when he decided to settle in Salem rather than return to his native Senegal. He saw America as a place of great opportunity for his musical career — not only to make a living, but to reach an audience that he says is in need of a little more love, hope and peace.
He's been named humanitarian of the year twice by the Boston chapter of the International Art of Living Foundation, and he's the recipient of both an International Reggae and World Music Award and the 2011 Boston Music Award for international artist of the year. He joins Radio Boston in studio to music and and his nonprofit, A3D.
- Mamadou Diop and bandmates Adam Zampino and Michelle Foss
This segment aired on August 22, 2012.