Ali Farka Toure

African guitar player from Mali. Sometimes called the John Lee Hooker of Africa. 1992 record, The Source, is my favorite. Creates a magical atmosphere. Also recommended is 1994 collaboration with Ry Cooder, Talking Timbuktu.


Encyclopedia of African Music      Rykodisc

Some Records:

Niafunke - 1999 Hannibal    Amazon

Radio Mali - 1996    Amazon

Talking Timbuktu - 1994 Hannibal    Amazon

The Source - 1992 Hannibal    Amazon

The River - 1991 UNI/Mango    Amazon

Ali Farka Toure - 1983 UNI Mango   Amazon

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