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Voices united for Mali

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 23 January 2013

More than 40 of Mali's most famous musicians have joined together to record a song calling for peace in their country, where Muslim separatists in the north are trying to ban music.

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Photo shows Toumani Diabate who took part in the Malian song for peace (Getty)


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