Musicians in Mali Fight for their Right to Make Music
Amid the internal conflicts that have shaken Mali, the country’s musicians are battling what they see as grave threats to the country’s rich and deep musical tradition. Soon, musicians from Mali will bring their message to the US. Jim Fusilli’s account focuses on the coalition of musicians in Mali fighting to defend their music against Islamic fundamentalists seeking to suppress music within Mali; he also sheds valuable light on the music they’re fighting to preserve.
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