Razia Said discusses Malagasy predicament in Madagascar

Malagasy activist and musician Razia Said recently participated in a conference and concert sponsore by KIE, the Lemur Center, and the Africa Initative, “Forests, Families, Lemurs, & Guitars: Rights to Madagascar’s Resources.” The Duke Chronicle interviewed Said about her use of music as a tool of activism and the ways in which she approaches the Malagasy people on the need to conserve resources.

The conference and concert were held Monday, December 3, and addressed the ethical dimensions of conservation and development in Madagascar, specifically the illegal harvesting of precious woods from the island’s rain forests.