Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder
Talking Timbuktu | 2015 Reissue

World Circuit

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“Talking Timbuktu is the 1994 collaboration between Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré and American guitarist/producer Ry Cooder. The guitar riff from the song "Diaraby" was selected for the Geo-quiz segment of The World PRI-BBC radio program and was retained by popular demand when put to a vote by the listeners. In 2009, It was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 100,000 copies throughout Europe. This album features in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.” – Wiki

Guitarist Ali Farka Touré has repeatedly bridged the gap between traditional African and contemporary American vernacular music, and this release continues that tradition. Talking Timbuktu features him singing in 11 languages and playing acoustic and electric guitar, six-string banjo, njarka, and percussion, while teaming smartly with an all-star cast that includes superstar fusion bassist John Patitucci, session drummer Jim Keltner, longtime roots music great Ry Cooder (who doubled as producer), venerable guitarist Gatemouth Brown, and such African percussionists and musicians as Hamma Sankare on calabash and Oumar Touré on congas.” All Music


Item description:        


Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder


Talking Timbuktu


World Circuit


2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram



Release Date:

This reissue: 9th Feb 2015| Original: 1994


Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country


Acoustic, African

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