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West-African group Tinariwen on NZ shores

Tuesday 13 Mar 2012 11:29 p.m.

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Members of the west-African group Tinariwen have chosen family over fame ahead of their first and only New Zealand show tonight.

Two of the group from war-torn Mali stayed behind to look after their nomadic families who live in refugee camps.

Laura Frykberg spoke to one member, who did make the trip, about making music in a country ravaged by war.

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