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Friday, December 7, 2012

Song for music

Discovering new music is like opening a gift.
If I hear even a snippet of a voice or a tune that catches me I will hunt it down.
Last week on CBC radio there was a story about Northern Mali
and how the fundamentalist Muslims have BANNED MUSIC.
Of any kind. No radio's, no ring tones on your phone, no cd players and
most devastating to musicians, NO PLAYING MUSIC.
Many musicians are leaving their homeland because they
can't bare to be stifled in their art.
Music is an intrinsic part of life in many parts of the world and
Mali is certainly no exception.
At the end of the program they played a piece from this woman.
Such a beautiful voice. Full of passion.
How can you keep something like that down?
So this week I'm spreading the news of this wonderful woman I've discovered.
Let's hope the "SIN" of music in Mali finds it's way to something better.
Have a great weekend all!

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