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Mali: The day the music stopped

18 October 2012

In the session ‘THE DAY THE MUSIC STOPPED: MALI’, journalist and Freemuse Vice Chair Daniel Brown talks to Manny Ansar who is Festival Director of the Desert Festival in Mali. Manny Ansar gives an insight into the difficulties faced by musicians in the Northern regions of Mali. The conversation is followed by …

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Report from Bamako: Can musical Mali play on?

31 August 2012

Islamism is on the march and threatening to wipe out the country’s cultural heritage, wrote freelance journalist Rose Skelton in the British newspaper The Independent on 18 August 2012. Malian artists have exported their music with more success than perhaps any other country in sub-Saharan Africa. And Malian music has …

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Mali: Rose Skelton reports from Bamako: Can musical Mali play on?

21 August 2012

  Islamism is on the march and threatening to wipe out the country’s cultural heritage, wrote freelance journalist Rose Skelton in the British newspaper The Independent on 18 August 2012. Malian artists have exported their music with more success than perhaps any other country in sub-Saharan Africa. And Malian music …

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Mali: Music banned from the radio in Timbuktu

4 June 2012

  Rebels captured the town of 50,000 citizens in northern Mali in April, and since the takeover in April, the Islamists of Ansar Dine, supported by Al Qaeda, have gained the upper hand over the Tuaregs. They are now aggressively promoting their hard-edged brand of Islamic law, Shariah, which means …

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Mali: Islamists have banned music in northern region

11 April 2012

  In Kidal, heartland of the Islamist Ansar Dine group, music has been replaced by prayer readings on the local radio. The group wants to impose strict sharia law across Mali. In three short days in the beginning of April 2012, a mix of rebel forces seized the three main …

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Mali: Religious song self-censored from computer game

22 October 2008

The launch of a new Sony Playstation 3 video-computer game ‘LittleBigPlanet’ has been delayed because it contained sung verses from the Qur’an and Sony feared this could cause anger among religious Islamic groups. ‘LittleBigPlanet’ was supposed to be one of the biggest game releases of the season in the Western …

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Mali: Salif Keita

1 September 2002

This is part of an interview with Salif Keita, conducted by AfroPop’s Banning Eyre and Sean Barlow in September 2002. Interview S.B.: You said that culture is rich but badly used, poorly exploited, as you put it. What do you mean? There are so many musicians with great careers, so …

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1970-1989 Middle East, North Africa

1 January 2001

1978 til 2011. Libya. Various artists The 1970s saw two urban trends emerge in Libya, as well as the emergence of the country’s first modern female signers. All this diversity pretty much ended in the late 1970s. Gaddafi’s aggressive ideological dictates began to infiltrate all cultural production in Libya. The …

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