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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

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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: https://youtu.be/8yr2HzsotVk

for mridangam see: https://youtu.be/bZ3y5g_tl7E

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
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/20/opinion/the-day-the-music-died-in-mali.html

Mali: no rhythm or reason as militants declare war on music
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/oct/23/mali-militants-declare-war-music

Malian musicians fight Islamist music ban in new documentary
http://www.factmag.com/2015/10/22/mali-musicians-documentary-they-will-have-to-kill-us-first/

There’s no life without music: the Malian musicians fighting Islamists with songs
https://youtu.be/A7QklTXDxoc

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Paris attacks: Musicians must not be silenced by Islamist zealots
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/12002612/Paris-attacks-Musicians-must-not-be-silenced-by-Islamist-zealots.html