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Music: Behind the scenes with Aar Maanta

Photos© All rights reserved Passionate about his people's struggle, the Somali-born British singer is working on his next EP, Somali Songs from the Diaspora 2

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A life of songs and drama: Etta James

Etta James' first hit record Wall Flower reached the top of U.S. charts in 1954/Photo/ReutersLegendary singer, Etta James, whose famous song, At Last, was performed by Beyoncé at Barack Obama's swearing in ceremony in 2009, passed away on January

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Music: Diawara Fatoumata - I Wanted to be Free

Going her own way: Fatoumata Diawara decided she could only be free as a singer- songwriter if she worked solo... so she bought a guitar/Photo/YOURI LENQUETTEThe 29-year-old Malian has carved her own path through the worlds of acting and music, now bringing out a stunning debut album, Fatou

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?Music: Vieux Farka Touré and The secret of the blues

A rising star of the new generation of guitarists in Mali highlights the links between styles, generations and continentsFor the young Malian blues guitarist Vieux Farka Touré, furrowing a path between the traditional African desert blues of his late father and the modern guitar music of his own generation, the heart of it all lies in live music.

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