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Malian singer's tribute to her roots

Malian singer and songwriter Fatoumata Diawara is on a mission with her music. She says we all need and deserve respect. Singing in her Bambara language, Diawara has also proved a luminous ambassador for her country and has toured around the world. Speaking to Newsday, the singer explains the journey leading to where she is today, including the story of her running away from home.

(Picture: Fatoumata Diawara. Credit: Aida Muluneh)

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