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Sonafric

Ali Touré Farka ‎– Ali Farka Touré | 2018 Reissue

$39.00

Sonafric

Ali Touré Farka ‎– Ali Farka Touré | 2018 Reissue

$39.00

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“Ali Ibrahim "Ali Farka" Touré (31 October 1939 – 6 March 2006) was a Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist, and one of the African continent's most internationally renowned musicians. His music is widely regarded as representing a point of intersection of traditional Malian music and its North American cousin, the blues. The belief that the latter is historically derived from the former is reflected in Martin Scorsese's often quoted characterization of Touré's tradition as constituting "the DNA of the blues".Touré was ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and number 37 on Spin magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time…

… As the first African bluesman to achieve widespread popularity on his home continent, Touré was often known as "the African John Lee Hooker". Musically, the many superpositions of guitars and rhythms in his music were similar to John Lee Hooker's hypnotic blues style. He usually sang in one of several African languages, mostly Songhay, Fulfulde, Tamasheq or Bambara as on his breakthrough album, Ali Farka Touré, which established his reputation in the world music community." – Wiki

Item description:        

Artist:

Ali Touré Farka

Title:

Ali Farka Touré

Label:

Sonafric

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

-

Release Date:

This reissue: May 2018 | Original: 1977

Genre:

Blues, Folk, World, & Country

Style:

African

Catalog No:

SAF 50060

Condition:

New