The Harvard Islam in Africa Initiative hosted its fifth annual conference, which included a virtual closing Three Umars Concert. Three Umars Concert featured Tijani Ben Omar, Oumar Niane, and Pape Oumar Niang. The concert was preceded by an introduction to Madiḥ poetry in West Africa by Oludamini Ogunnaike, University of Virginia.
"I went to my cell, got on my knees, and made the decision to give my life to Jesus Christ. I said to him, ‘this day forward, I’m going to follow you.’ And I did. Before that moment, I gambled in the prison, and I drank alcohol. But after, I cut off everything. It was like night and day," says George Vicente, MDiv '24.