Ali Farka Toure

Ali Farka Toure


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  • country:Mali
  • region:West Africa
  • style(s):Afro, Blues
  • label:World Circuit
  • artist submitted by:World Circuit Records


The legendary Malian musician Ali Farka Toure passed away at home in Mali on March 7th 2006, he had bone cancer.

Ali Farka Toure was a true original. An exceptional guitarist, he transposed the traditional music of his native north Mali and single-handedly brought the style known as desert blues to an international audience. In February he won his second GRAMMY award for the album In the Heart of the Moon with Toumani Diabate, and work had just been completed on his new solo album Savane which has been hailed by many as the best album of his career.