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Rokia Traore – Dounia

Music is central to Mali’s identity – and yet the conflict there has led to it being widely banned. Here, African and western artists pick their favourite tracks from this most musical of nations.

I used this video to share a piece from the Guardian Music, asking various music pros their favorite Malian music, in 2013. The result, IMHO, was heavily influenced by the Africa Express project and some personal agendas for a few of the interviewees…

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