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In Mali, Salif Keita gives honor to the murdered albino girl – MALI 24 INFO



The artist introduced his new album during the concert, which was also intended to cancel the ritual murders of albinos in Africa.

The legend of African music Salif Keita presented her new album in Fani, a small town in Mali, where a five-year-old albino girl was murdered in May, on Saturday night, and during the concert recognition she was supposed to cancel the ritual murders of albinos in Africa.

At a marvelous football stadium, an event that has never been seen in this city of about 20,000 residents, 120 miles away from Bamako, the 69-year-old musician from Albinis was surrounded by Senegal Ismael Lalo, a Georgian artist albinos Bera, Malian comedian Yaro and Malian singer Safi Diabaté and Senegal Maah Koudia Keït, also support albino people.

May 13 Ramata Diarra, a five-year-old girl, was shot in the middle of the night by armed men while she was sleeping in the yard of the family complex. His dead body was found several hours later beside the mosque. Associations condemned a "ritual crime" ahead of presidential elections. "Why take away the lives of innocent, 5-year-old girls, why attack the albino?" We are like all other people, we do not want to see them in Mali anymore, we need our authorities to agree, because we will no longer be silent, "said Salif Keita.

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Every year, tens of albinos are African attack victims, killed and amputated by their members then used for rituals that should bring wealth and happiness. "Today, everyone knows that the fifteen-year-old girl was killed in Fan because it was albino, the world mobilized for my daughter's cause, let this world no longer drop her hands so albinos could live in peace all over the world," AFP said on the sidelines of the concert, mother of Diarra Awa Toure.

In a space reserved for guests just outside the stage, Ousmane Wele Diallo, all dressed in white, said that with Bamako and his wife and children "followed the concert and supported our cause with respect to Ramati Diarri". "I do not like too much light, especially huge bulbs, but tonight I accept for our cause," adds a father who, like many albinos, is suffering from vision problems.

"We are here to ensure that what has happened in Ramat never happens again, and that must be the struggle of all of us. Never again in Fan, Mali, Africa and the world," he started from Ismael Lô. "No one should sacrifice albino for his power, no one should sell hair or albino organs," Safi Diabate said. "I am Fana, I am Ramata, I am all the victims of the slander of some thirsty for power," said Malian slum Karim Diallo.

Salif Keït goes to the stage for a 45-minute show during which he defends his latest "Another White" album, which he appealed to former collaborators like Ivorian Alpha Blondy or Beninoise Angélique Kidjo, and multiplying the winch to the younger generation. "I wanted to forgive all my fans, because if I'm still playing here and there, I will not take the time to record," he said. AFP, considering "right to vacation" after fifty years of career.

The Monde.fr


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