Fatoumata Diawara and some of her musical collaborators on "Voices United for Mali" at a press conference held in Bamako, Mali on Jan. 17, 2013. Moustapha Diallo/courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Sway Machinery with Khaira Arby Tatiana McCabe hide caption

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Khaira Arby and band performing their Tiny Desk Concert September 17, 2010. Abby Verbosky/NPR hide caption

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In "Waidio," singer Khaira Arby insists that women must be free to pursue their own happiness. Chris Nolan hide caption

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