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Articles tagged ali farka toure

Thursday, November 18 2010

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Desert Blues

Not sure where to proceed from Tinariwen? The Rough Guide sorts it all out for you


Wednesday, October 6 2010

Khaïra Arby: Timbuktu Tarab

What's unfamiliar here is Arby herself, driving everything forward at a coruscating pace.


Wednesday, February 24 2010

Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté: Ali and Toumani

This is a deep, darkly beautiful work, and the kind of interplay between these two men is exceedingly rare in any type of music.


Sunday, May 31 2009

Vieux Farka Touré: Fondo

Fondo is not world music so much as music from the world.


Monday, September 8 2008

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Mali

An album that is paradoxically almost redundant and almost perfect.


Sunday, November 11 2007

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Segu Blue

If Kouyaté is trying to turn himself into the Diabaté of the ngoni, an innovator who takes ancient instruments and tunes and moves them forward, then he's going about it in the right way.


Monday, May 28 2007

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Blues

Twenty-two track compilation covers eight decades of blues music, from Mamie Smith to Ali Farke Touré, with mixed results.


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