Recommended Mali music for airplay

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 of Africa. The official release […]

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 04:30 by Mik Aidt · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Mali: What the musicians have to say

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, but shari’a law is not […]

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 04:00 by Mik Aidt · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Holland: Music Freedom Day ‘wake-up call’

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 event   Rough translation of […]

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 17:30 by Mik Aidt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Music Freedom Day theme: Musicians in Mali

Over 3,500 musicians are reported to have been seriously affected by the religious ban on music in northern Mali. Many have left the region in order to be able to continue their lives as musicians. On Music Freedom Day 3 March 2013, Mali will be a focus area of the advocacy campaign. Freemuse will publish […]

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 14:16 by Mik Aidt · Permalink · Leave a comment
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