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Music, Conflict and Culture in Mali: Three years after the music ban
Three years after the music ban it’s hard to ascertain precisely what effect the ban has had on a country where music has long been the milk, blood and water of daily existence. The answer depends on the region, culture and social stratum in question writes Andy Morgan in his follow up article to his book, ‘Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali’, published by Freemuse in 2013.
Freemuse Executive Director, Ole Reitov, has written the chapter on artistic freedom of a new UNESCO global report ‘Re | Shaping Cultural Policies’ and will join a panel on Wednesday 16 December at UNESCO in Paris. The launch will include keynote speeches by Karima Bennoune, the newly appointed Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, and Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO.
Freemuse has received a grant of NOK250,000 (approx. US$29,000) from the Norwegian foundation Fritt Ord for the continuation in 2016 of www.artsfreedom.org and our work to develop annual statistics on violations on artistic freedom.