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Mali Timbuktu rebels

By Faith McDonnell

I was working out details to deliver an electric guitar to a friend and checking out the hundreds of amplifiers, guitar cases, gig bags, and other accessories available at a local music store when I received an oddly relevant Facebook post from my musician friend, Ruth Ann. She sent a link to an October 23 article in The Guardian about the jihadists that have invaded northern Mali. In a country famous for its own special contributions to West African culture, the Islamists have banned music.

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