Tag: Mali

War on Music in Mali

Can you imagine life without music? For the citizens of northern Mali this is not a hypothetical question. Islamist militants currently in control of northern Mali have declared a war on music, banning concerts, closing venues, smashing instruments and harassing musicians.

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism

Animal Collective’s Deacon Raising Funds For Desert Adventure

Animal Collective’s Joshua Dibb, AKA Deacon, hopes fans will kick in funds – and soon! – for his early-January trip to an amazing African festival. Dibb has been invited to Mali’s annual Festival in the Desert, which takes place smack in the middle of the Sahara, in Essakane. It’s a heavy trip combining local economics,…