Training the next generation of Malian musicians during conflict
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Mali’s famous festival in the desert was cancelled this year in the north of the country, another casualty of the country’s continuing unrest. But in Bamako the world-famous kora player Toumani Diabaté helped to organize another music event, bringing musicians into the capital for the first time in years. This festival was hosted by the city’s Balla Fasséké Kouyaté Conservatory - a centre for training young people in music and a range of arts. Katarina Höije reports from the conservatory that’s training the next generation of Malian musicians.
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