REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly - The family of a traditional hunter plays music and dances at an impromptu gathering after sacrificing a chicken during a ritual ceremony at a village just outside the capital Bamako.

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The Timbuktu Renaissance: Harnessing Music, Heritage and Culture to Save Mali

June 10, 2014, Cynthia P. Schneider

In Spring 2012, extremists invaded and occupied northern Mali. Co-convener Cynthia Schneider  explains how the Timbuktu Renaissance Action Group at the 2014 U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha works to develop a strategy to bring music back to Timbuktu after jihadists forced hundreds of thousands of civilians, including musicians, artists and scholars into exile.

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