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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: 1939 | Died: March 7, 2006

A unique tale of a world respected musician, who deep in his heart considered himself but a humble farmer.

Ali Farka Touré was born in 1939 in the village of Kanau on the banks of the River Niger in the north west of Mali. He was his mothers’ tenth son but the first to survive infancy. When Ali was still an infant his father died while serving in the French army, and the family moved south along the river to Niafunké, the village Ali called home for the rest of his life. People make their living by farming, cattle herding and fishing. There is no tradition of music in his family, but he had a calling early on in life, becoming drawn to music by its power. He was a child of the river....
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Featured recording “Ali and Toumani”

Ali and Toumani

World Circuit
2010
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    Ali and Toumani

    World Circuit
    2010
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    Red & Green

    Nonesuch Records
    2005
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    In the Heart of the Moon

    World Circuit
    2005
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    Red & Green

    World Circuit
    2004
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