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The Rough Guide to the Music of Mali

Record Store Day 2014 Release. Mali is a fabled land of musical giants and this Rough Guide features the towering figures of Oumou Sangare, Ali Farka Touré and Basekou Kouyate. However the music of Mali is now under threat as never before. In the words of singer Fatoumata Diawara, 'music has always brought hope in Mali. Music has always been strong and spiritual.