As many of you might know by now there is a big turmoil going on currently in some of the African countries especially in northern Mali. The situation in
Mali has worsened since early last year's coup d'etat and has become more complicated involving heated global political issues creating violence, fear in people, forcing people refraining
from freedom and normal activities including artistic expressions.
Mali is one of the best known countries for its rich tradition of music old and new. And the current situation is making people inside and outside of Mali deeply concerned for its continuation of the tradition and survival of art which has influenced and touched so many people's lives world wide.
We, friends of Malian culture in Japan have founded a community group "Harmony for Peace" to support peace and love in Mali.