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Can Mali's musicians revive tourism?

23 February 2014 Last updated at 11:43 GMT

Mali used to attract hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists to its world-famous music events every year, providing much-needed jobs and revenue.

The recent conflict, in which armed groups took control of the north of the country, all but destroyed the tourism sector.

Now, in a bid to persuade tourists to return, Mali has staged its biggest cultural event since the conflict - the Festival sur le Niger.

Hugo Williams reports.

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