Hi there !
I presented last week a great Malian band, L'Orchestre Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako, and I decided for this week to stay a little bit more in this beautiful country with another greeeat artist, Ali Toure "Farka".
Father of the "Desert Blues" genre, Ali Farka Touré was a very well known Malian artist (considered as one of the greatest African guitar player ever), who recorded many albums during his life (his last from 2005, "In the Heart of the Moon", recorded with Toumani Diabate won a Grammy award) and who collaborated with many national & international artists.
Ali Farka Touré died in 2006 in Bamako at the age of 67.
The track presented here, Manakoide, is taken from one of his first albums (my personnal favourite), out on the famous Sonafric label in 1976.
Ali "Farka" Touré - Manakoide
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