Archive | May 21, 2013

Blues for Mali as Ali Farka Toure’s Music is Banned

It has been almost nine months since Islamic militants in northern Mali announced that they were effectively banning all music. It’s hard to imagine, in a country that produced such internationally renowned music as Ali Farka Toure’s blues, Rokia Traore’s soulful vocals and the Afro-pop traditions of Salif Keita. The armed militants sent death threats […]

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