Author Topic: Something very bad is happening in Mali  (Read 100 times)


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Something very bad is happening in Mali
« on: December 09, 2012, 02:21:12 pm »

It is not a new phenomenon. Puritans prohibited music in New England in the 17th century. In recent times, it happened in Afghanistan when the taliban outlawed music. In Algeria islamist militia murdered rai singers in the 1990's. Now it's happening in "liberated" Northern Mali.
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Re: Something very bad is happening in Mali
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 03:41:25 pm »
It is becoming more common in many countries where music has become the bane of all society and culture, Music from Mali silenced by extremists. Again another example where blame  is placed on artists who

“We can no longer live like we used to live,” lamented Aminata Wassidie Traore, 36, a singer who fled her village of Dire, near Timbuktu. “The Islamists do not want anyone to sing anymore.”

These same words can be almost applicable to artists/musicians in Paris, Belgium  and other countries where these combattants are not allowing the artists to make a living. Living under continual threats and now some have become death threats by local wannabe militia types of ignoramuses. The utter contemptible attitudes of these and other groups trying to suppress music threaten the very thing that many cultures are based on   is a threat to man/womankind as a whole..