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Ali Farka Touré - African Blues album download


Ali Farka Touré


African Blues


Funk / Blues

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Ali Farka Touré - African Blues album download


1 Sidy Gouro 3:45
2 Okatagouna 4:22
3 Devele Wague 5:59
4 N'Timbara 3:58
5 Zona 7:45
6 Mbaudy 8:52
7 Petenere 4:50
8 L'Exode 5:21


  • Guitar, Vocals – Ali Farka Touré (tracks: 1-8)
  • Performer [Griot] – Boubacar Hamadoun Farana (tracks: 5-8)
  • Performer [Ngoni] – Ousmane Gadjaka (tracks: 5-8)
  • Vocals, Calabash – Hammer Sankare* (tracks: 1-4)


Produced by Ali Farka Touré and Radio Mali
Recorded by Boubacar Traoré, Jean Claude, Ali Farka Touré
Recorded in the late eighties at Radio Mali Studios, Bamako, Mali

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ESP 8448 Ali Farka Toure* Ali Farka Toure ‎(LP, Album) Disques Espérance ESP 8448 France 1988
65002 Ali Farka Touré African Blues ‎(Cass, Album) Shanachie 65002 US 1990
CD 8448 Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré ‎(CD, Album) Disques Espérance CD 8448 France 1988
65002 Ali Farka Toure* African Blues ‎(LP, Album) Shanachie 65002 US 1990

With his acoustic guitar being the only instrument employed, Toure takes a minimalist, bare-bones approach that is closer to the rural Mississippi Delta blues of Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, and Son House than the electric Chicago blues of Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, and Little Walter. Simplicity serves Toure quite well on this fascinating album.

Ali Farka Touré is the first major album by Ali Farka Touré. All songs written by Ali Farka Touré. Amandrai (Live) – 10:01. Tracks 5 and 6 do not appear on vinyl. Ali Farka Touré – vocals, guitar, calabash, bongos.

African Blues is an album by Ali Farka Touré, originally released as Ali Farka Touré (Green) in 1988. African blues (album). African blues, a loose term for the West African genre related to the blues of North America. African Blues (Ali Farka Touré album), a 1988 album by Ali Farka Touré. African Blues (compilation album), a 1998 album produced by the World Music Network.

Albums such as African Blues by Ali Farka Toure have a noticeable African and American Blues influence. The death of Malian guitar legend Ali Farka Touré has inspired a new round of speculation about the roots of the blues in Africa. Touré famously argued that the beloved American genre was "nothing but African," a bold assertion. The question has received extensive scholarly attention in Gerhard Kubik's book Africa and the Blues, and in Paul Oliver's Savannah Syncopators: African Retentions in the Blues.

Artist: Ali Farka Toure Album: Radio Mali Genre: African Blues Origin: Mali Released: 1999 Quality: mp3, VBR 224 kbps Tracklist: Njarka 0:44. Yer Mali Gakoyoyo 4:48.

Ali Farka Toure was born Ali Ibrahim Toure in 1939 in the Timbuktu region in Mali, Africa. He was the 10th child born to his mother and the first one to live - thus nicknamed Farka (donkey) because he was 'stubborn enough to survive'. He started out on music already as an 11-years-old, teaching himself to play the gurkel (little African ) and the njarka (). He picked up the Western guitar at age 17 when he saw a performance by the Guinean guitarist Ketita Fodeba. The instrument touched him so deeply that he decided to become a guitarist  . com, and I haven't found it anywhere else. I have it on cassette only, and I'm not even sure if it ever was released on CD.

Ali Farka Touré - Yer Bounda Fara. Ali Farka Toure- Radio Mali- Amadinin. Ali Farka Toure - Ali's Here (album Niafunké, 1999). Devele Wague" – 5:59.

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