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Mali’s vibrant music scene has been muted by coronavirus restrictions and many artists are struggling to stay afloat as emergency funding for the arts promised by the government fails to materialize.

From Ali Farka Touré to the Songhoy Blues, Mali’s capital Bamako has served as a launchpad to the international stage for some of the best known names in traditional and contemporary West African music. EFE-EPA

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