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Mali: What the musicians have to say

1 March 2013

Quotes from musicians and a festival organiser in Mali who were interviewed by Andy Morgan for the Freemuse report: ‘Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali’ Rokia Traore: “Under shari’a, it would mean that people like me could no longer live in Mali. Obviously, I’m a Muslim. I’ve always been a believer, …

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Recommended Mali music for airplay

1 March 2013

New CD in support of Mali musicians Freemuse has supported Clermont Music’s production of a new CD with music which was recorded at the Festival au Désert in Timbuktu, Mali. Clermont Music supports the mission of the Festival au Désert and manages and releases recordings primarily from the western Sahara …

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Freemuse report: Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali

28 February 2013

    ANDY MORGAN: ‘Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali’ In relationship to Music Freedom Day 2013, Freemuse publishes a very extensive documentation of how music has been affected in Mali.The 64-pages report, ‘Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali’, is written by Andy Morgan — one of UK’s most respected …

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Zimbabwe: Festival Event for Music Freedom Day in Harare

28 February 2013

An event with leading Zimbabwean artists, poets and bands will start in the evening on 2 March 2013 and continue into the early hours of the morning on Music Freedom Day, 3 March. Magamba partnering with Pamberi Trust organises an event at Book Cafe in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare featuring a …

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Holland: Music Freedom Day ‘wake-up call’

28 February 2013

On 13 February 2013 in Bimhuis, Amsterdam, the Dutch World Music Forum NL, a part of the World Blend Cafe, will organise a special Freemuse event on Mali. World Blend Cafe is an indepent platform for everybody and everything to do with world music in Holland. More information about the …

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Tanzania: Banned musicians appear on Zanzibar festival

14 February 2013

This year, the Sauti za Busara festival, which begins today, focuses on freedom of musical expression. Tenth year in a row, the East African music festival again opens its stages for approximately 400 invited performers and an excited local as well as relatively large international audience. This year, the festival …

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Freemuse Award winner 2013: ‘Festival in the Desert’ in Mali

6 February 2013

“The Freemuse Award 2013 is given to ‘Festival au Désert’, which in spite of extreme Islamists’ attempts to silence all music in Mali, defends freedom of musical expression and struggles to continue keeping music alive in the region”, says Marie Korpe, Executive Director, Freemuse. From Bamako, Founder and Festival Director …

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Freemuse Award winner 2013: ‘Festival in the Desert’ in Mali

6 February 2013

“The Freemuse Award 2013 is given to ‘Festival au Désert’, which in spite of extreme Islamists’ attempts to silence all music in Mali, defends freedom of musical expression and struggles to continue keeping music alive in the region”, says Marie Korpe, Executive Director, Freemuse. From Bamako, Founder and Festival Director …

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Press release: Freemuse Award 2013 to Festival au Desert

6 February 2013

“The Freemuse Award 2013 is given to ‘Festival au Désert’, which in spite of extreme Islamists’ attempts to silence all music in Mali, defends freedom of musical expression and struggles to continue keeping music alive in the region”, says Marie Korpe, Executive Director, Freemuse. From Bamako, Founder and Festival Director …

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