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Islamist music ban undermines Malians’ identity
Published on:Monday, December 10, 2012 - 11:18
After Islamists took over power in northern Mali in March, they introduced a strict form of sharia law. Women and girls have to be covered, and all forms of music have been banned. Music is an essential part of the culture and identity of people in northern Mali. As a result, musicians and thousands of others have fled the region.