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On the war against music in Mali

Sunday 22 November 2015, by siawi3


[(Let the Music Play On
Fascists on the Kill in Kano, Beirut, Karachi, Dhaka, Tunis, Paris and today in Mali (earlier they had shut down all Music in Northern Mali)

In solidarity with the musicians everywhere)]

21 November 2015

This is to remember ’Le rythme de la parole’ (the rythm of speech) that happened in 2004, 30 km north of Paris in Royaumont Abbey a sublime musical conversation between the breaker of taboos & celebrated singer from Mali Nahawa Doumbia, and musicians from Iran and from South of India.

some of the musical instruments used in Le rythme de la parole in 2004

for udu and cajon see:

for mridangam see:

guimbarde harp (different names in different parts of the world) ]

On the war against music in Mali see:

The Day the Music Died in Mali - The New York Times

Mali: no rhythm or reason as militants declare war on music

Malian musicians fight Islamist music ban in new documentary

There’s no life without music: the Malian musicians fighting Islamists with songs