Toure, Ali Farka


Toure, Ali Farka
▪ 2007
Ali Ibrahim Touré  Malian guitarist (b. 1939, Kanau, French Sudan [now in Mali]—d. March 7, 2006, Banako, Mali), was one of the most renowned artists in world music and a national hero in Mali. Touré, who as a child acquired the nickname “Farka” (Songhai: “donkey”) for his strong will, perceived music as a spiritual calling. He first learned to play traditional instruments, such as the lutelike nkoni and the n'jarka, a single-stringed fiddle, and later took up the guitar. In creating the Mali blues, he fused African musical traditions with the American blues and soul music, whose West African roots Touré celebrated. He won one Grammy Award for his collaboration with Ry Cooder (Talking Timbuktu, 1995) and another for the album he made with kora player Toumani Diabate, In the Heart of the Moon (2005). He also appeared in the television documentaries Ali Farka Touré: ça coule de source (2000; Ali Farka Touré: Springing from the Roots) and The Blues (2003). Touré considered himself a farmer and was the mayor of the Malian village of Niafounké.

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