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Mali Musicians Unite for Peace in a New Song

Mali Musicians Unite for Peace in a New Song
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By Halley Bondy | January 22, 2013

In the grip of an Islamic fundamentalist takeover, which includes an official ban on music, Mali musicians clearly aren’t sitting still.

Singer/guitarist Fatoumata Diawara brought together a roster of 40 Malian stars — including Amadou & Mariam — to throw down on the track “Mali-ko,” a bid for peace. Stream it below, and read about the origins of the conflict.

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