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Folk festival rejigs schedule after music group denied entry

posted Jul 18, 2011, 10:50 PM by Milorad Borota
Malian band that played at 2010 Games forced to cancel latest Vancouver show
By Brad Frenette, Vancouver Sun July 16, 2011
Malian world music superstars Tinariwen have been denied entry into Canada, preventing them performing at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival this weekend.

The band's management applied for a visa to both the U.S. and Canada ahead of a summer tour across North America. Tinariwen was allowed into the U.S. to begin the tour, which was to end in Vancouver on Sunday at the festival, but their application to enter Canada was denied.

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