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NOWHERE does music have a greater social and political importance than in the vast desert state of Mali.
It is shocking, therefore, that it has been banned across much of the two-thirds of Mali now controlled by Islamist rebel groups.
As ''Manny'' Ansar, the director of the country's celebrated Festival in the Desert, which has now been forced out of the country, explained: ''It's through our mus…
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