Inna Modja

World of Words - Interview 

Inna Modja is a musician, songwriter, and visual artist from Mali. She grew up between Accra and Bamako where she was born. After learning her craft with artists like Salif Keita, and Rail Band of Bamako, she relocated to Europe where her solo career took off. With her unique style, mixing Desert Blues and Hiphop, she’s now one of the most important Malian contemporary artists on the international scene.

Inna, as a female genital mutilation survivor, is also a very committed artist & activist for Women’s Rights. She’s been standing up against Women abuse for almost a decade now. In the song, Tombouctou she denounces the crisis in the North of Mali with the help of electro loops and guitar riffs, led by a proud rap in Bambara.  

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