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A Must Have

It is readily apparent that Ali Farka Toure was not discovered until he was almost 50. His sound has a raw yet perfect authenticity that should unanimously appreciated, regardless of musical taste. His music is uplifting in message yet beaten and tired in tone. Ali Farka Toure doesn't just play the blues, he has lived them every day of his life- his entire universe has a blue tint. Living in Mali he was never even influenced by any of the American blues musicians, he independently discovered them. If you have heard the Ry Cooder album you haven't heard true Ali Farka Toure, this one blows "Talking Timbuctu" out of the water.

I love your mali gakoyoyo

This song is really nice. I really like this song for a long time. It makes me want song. Thanks for making song. you are good at making song. We are good at making song. I am hungry for more. I hope you make another good one!!! Good!!!! Luck!!!!


Born: 1939 in Timbuktu

Genre: World

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

One of the most internationally successful West African musicians of the '90s, Ali Farka Touré was described as "the African John Lee Hooker" so many times that it probably began to grate on both Touré's and Hooker's nerves. There is a lot of truth to the comparison, however, and it isn't exactly an insult. The guitarist, who also played other instruments such as calabash and bongos, shared with Hooker (and similar American bluesmen...
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