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Daybreak: Fighting in Mali Intensifies

Plus a Syrian university suffers a major attack

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Last Night’s Debate: No Red Lines, No Peace

Israel and Iran featured in a foreign policy debate with little substance

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Songs of Desert Wanderers

I was drawn to Mali’s nomads and their musical pleas for a homeland, until they allied with Islamists

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Pilgrimage

An engagement at an African music festival took bandleader Jeremiah Lockwood as far from his musical roots as he’d ever ventured—and put him in tune with them anew

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Sub-Saharan Fusions

How an American saxophonist came to cut a record with a group of Ugandan Jews

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Inside Player

Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl