Ali Farka Touré Essentials

Ali Farka Touré Essentials

The blues can take on many forms. In the songs of Malian singer/songwriter/guitarist Ali Farka Touré, it became something at once otherworldly and utterly down-to-earth. It's no wonder Martin Scorsese featured him in his 2003 documentary Feel Like Going Home, which tracked the roots of the blues back to West Africa; or that Ry Cooder teamed up with him on the 1994 album Talking Timbuktu. Between his birth in 1939 and death in 2006, the two-time GRAMMY® winner showed that music has no borders, developing a distinct sound that was celebrated the world over. Take a trip to the heart of the blues with Ali Farka Touré.

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