A musical odyssey following four renowned musicians surviving in a country where secular music is under threat.
For centuries, music has infused Mali’s cultural identity, but since the rise of radical Islamists in the country’s North, that rich culture has come under threat. Mali Blues follows four renowned musicians fighting for the freedom to express themselves. Singer-songwriter, guitar player and star of the global pop scene Fatoumata Diawara joins forces in Bamako with Tuareg band leader Ahmed Ag Kaedi, Grammy-nominated virtuoso Ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate and up-and-coming rapper Master Soumy.
The music is mesmerising and irresistible, and the message is clear: a clarion call for peace and unity in a country being torn apart by fundamentalism.