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Saharan Touareg band Tamikrest performs at Sahara Soul, a music festival at the Barbican Hall in London January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Allan/Barbican/handout

Saharan Touareg band Tamikrest performs at Sahara Soul, a music festival at the Barbican Hall in London January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Allan/Barbican/handout

Saharan Touareg band Tamikrest performs at Sahara Soul, a music festival at the Barbican Hall in London January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Allan/Barbican/handout
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Mali's Ousmane Ag Moussa, singer of the Touareg band Tamikrest, is interviewed at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Mali's Ousmane Ag Moussa, singer of the Touareg band Tamikrest, is interviewed at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Mali's Ousmane Ag Moussa, singer of the Touareg band Tamikrest, is interviewed at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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Mali's Ousmane Ag Moussa, singer of the Touareg band Tamikrest, is interviewed at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Mali's Ousmane Ag Moussa, singer of the Touareg band Tamikrest, is interviewed at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Mali's Ousmane Ag Moussa, singer of the Touareg band Tamikrest, is interviewed at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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Musician Sidi Toure of Mali is interviewed at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Musician Sidi Toure of Mali is interviewed at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Musician Sidi Toure of Mali is interviewed at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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Musician Sidi Toure of Mali is interviewed at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Musician Sidi Toure of Mali is interviewed at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Musician Sidi Toure of Mali is interviewed at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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Mali's Cheikh Ag Tiglia, Ousmane Ag Moussa, Wounou Walet Sidati, Ibrahim Ag Ahmed Salem, and Aghaly Ag Mohammedi (L-R) of the Touareg desert blues band Tamikrest, pose at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Mali's Cheikh Ag Tiglia, Ousmane Ag Moussa, Wounou Walet Sidati, Ibrahim Ag Ahmed Salem, and Aghaly Ag Mohammedi (L-R) of the Touareg desert blues band Tamikrest, pose at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012....more

Mali's Cheikh Ag Tiglia, Ousmane Ag Moussa, Wounou Walet Sidati, Ibrahim Ag Ahmed Salem, and Aghaly Ag Mohammedi (L-R) of the Touareg desert blues band Tamikrest, pose at the Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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