Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ali Farka Toure - "Talking Timbuktu"

The fifth CD of African music I've began to acquire - this one considered one of the continents renowned musicians who past away in 2006

'Talking Timbuktu' is a collection of music that "....shoved Ali Farka Toure to the forefront of African music paradoxically isolated him from his African roots and drove him to retreat from the world for years after its release. It was also, incidentally, a long-overdue synthesis that connected the dots between Delta Blues and West African music, with the help of co-conspirator Ry Cooder...."

One video link on the right

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