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2016, Sat, Jan 16

They will have to kill us first

D: Johanna Schwartz, UK 2015, 100 min, English subtitles

“The instruments are our Kalashnikovs.” In 2012 Islamist rebels placed a ban on music in northern Mali.

Johanna Schwartz traces the stories of the female singers Khaira Arby and Fadimata “Disco” Walet Oumar, recounting how the musicians from Songhoy Blues met in the capital Bamako, a city populated by hundreds of thousands of refugees.