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Goma Festival Seeks Healing, Peace Through Music

Several years ago, fed up with the violence engulfing their region, a youth group in Goma set out to hold a music festival for peace. The first attempt in 2013 was canceled as mortars rained down on the city. But in 2014, 25,000 people came to Goma to hear their favorite Congolese artists play. Now in its second year, the Amani Music Festival has started to attract some of the continent’s biggest names, despite recent clashes in the area. The audience roars when Malian legend Habib...

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