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In a story we reported earlier, the wonderful music of Mali had been silenced by radical Islamists who had initiated barbaric rules and laws over this land and in the process left them in silence. They have spent the last 10 months trying to remember what music sounds like. Can you imagine even a day without music, much less 10 months? Music has always been such huge part of the Malian culture and their sounds have inspired fellow musicians worldwide.
In the town of Niafunke, blues great Ali Farka Toure is a legend, but his music is now banned in his home town, after a brutal militarist takeover.