The iconic singer, actress, activist, Cynthia Basinet, best known for the most popular version of « Santa Baby » returns to the United Nation for the 10th occasion to defend Western Sahara people’s rights.
Basinet has worked to draw attention to the plight of the Sahrawi refugees of Western Sahara living since 40 years, in camps southern of Algeria waiting for their right to selfdetermination.
In May 2001, she visited these camps in solidarity with the sahrawi people. Last October 5, 2016, speaking in a meeting of the United Nations Fourth Committee (also known as the Special Political and Decolonization Committee), Nobel Peace Prize nominee and social change activist, Cynthia Basinet warned that 16 years into a new century, the international community could « ill afford the cost of the voiceless ». The World could not flourish if societies were alienated, she said, adding that « our enemies are those whom we alienate and not embrace, for they, too, are part of the solution ».
She said the struggle of the Sahrawi had strengthened her own fight; emphasizing that the time had come for a referendum in Western Sahara, as agreed in 1991. »
Always on the forefront of social eco trends, Cynthia’s stylistic influence can be witnessed in fashion to music and social media.
The LA native is best known for her jazzy pop stylings on her hits like, « Going Out Of My Head » and the sultry hit, « Santa Baby » recorded in 1997.
Her latest single, a dance anthem, « All Of Me », remix of John Legend’s hit ballad now has fans jumping to their feet.