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Islamic extremists have banned music in Mali, but its world-famous musicians won't give up without a fight! A Feature Documentary.
Islamic extremists have banned music in Mali, but its world-famous musicians won't give up without a fight! A Feature Documentary.
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    as £25. Digital copy of 'behind the scenes' photograph. Digital download of a single track of a Malian artist on the World Circuit label. CD of Live Festival in the Desert Album from 2012 (the last Festival before the conflict). "Thanks" credit on film and website.

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    As £25. Digital copy of behind the scenes photograph. Special Edition of Songlines Magazine's Mali Special, and a CD of the best world music tracks as chosen by Mick Jagger. Digital download of a Malian artist album on the World Circuit label. "Thanks" credit on film and website.

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    As £25. Hand crafted bracelet made from agate stone from the Sahara desert by Malian women in the refugee camp where we filmed. 8x6 printed production still from the film by award winning DOP Karelle Walker. Poster-size version of Songlines Special Edition Mali cover signed by an internationally renowned Malian musician. "Special Thanks" credit on film and website.

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    As £25. 8x10 printed production still from the film by award winning DOP Karelle Walker. One year digital subscription to Songlines world music magazine. Songlines 2014 Calendar. Two tickets to London's Royal Albert Hall Songlines Concert at the Elgar Room (March or June). Poster-size version of Songlines Special Edition Mali cover signed by an internationally renowned Malian musician. Box set of World Circuit Music. "Special Thanks" credit on film and website.

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    As £25. Official film poster signed by the filmmakers and stars. 8x10 printed production still from the film by award winning DOP Karelle Walker. Hand crafted bracelet made from agate stone from the Sahara desert by Malian women in the refugee camp where we filmed. One year digital subscription to Songlines world music magazine. Two tickets to premiere of the film in your country. Two tickets to London's Royal Albert Hall Songlines Concert at the Elgar Room (March or June). Signed CD/vinyl copy of a Malian artist featured in the film such as Toumani Diabate or Vieux Farke Toure. "Special Thanks" credit on film and website.

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    As £500. Two tickets to the Songlines Music Awards 2013 Winners' concert in London with post concert VIP 'get-together'. Poster-size version of Songlines Special Edition Mali cover signed by an internationally renowned Malian musician. "Extra Special Thanks" credit on film and website.

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    As £1000. Dinner for two at Eyre Brothers in Shoreditch London. Hand crafted Kora (Malian instrument) signed by an internationally renowned Malian musician featured in the film, for example, Toumani Diabate. Associate Producer credit on the film.

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    As £1000. Dinner for two at Momo's or Sketch in London. Hand crafted Kora (Malian instrument) signed by an internationally renowned Malian musician featured in the film, for example, Toumani Diabate. Associate Producer credit on the film.

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    As £1000. One year subscription to Index on Censorship magazine. Hand crafted Kora (Malian instrument) signed by an internationally renowned Malian musician featured in the film. Associate Producer credit on the film.

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    As £1000. Dinner made by the filmmakers at a special private dinner party in your home (UK) for you and 8 others with a personal DJ - Mathieu Massadian, music director of Sketch and Momo's Kemia Bar. Associate Producer credit on the film.

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    As £1000. A unique song composed by an Internationally renowned Malian Artist featured in our film just for you. Associate Producer credit on the film.

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    As £1000. A unique, personally commissioned hand-calligraphed work by leading UK Caligrapher Sammy Sandika (could be lyrics from a song featured in the soundtrack or a message of your choice). Associate Producer credit on the film.

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