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Ali Farka Touré

Ali Ibrahim "Ali Farka" Touré (31 October 1939 – 6 March 2006) was a Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist, and one of the African continent's most internationally renowned musicians. His music is widely regarded as representing a point of intersection of traditional Malian music and its North American cousin, the blues. The belief that the latter is historically derived from the former is reflected in Martin Scorsese's often quoted characterization of Touré's tradition as constituting "the DNA of the blues". Touré was ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and number 37 on Spin magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

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Genres african blues acoustic rock electric blues
Top release Niafunké

Albums

  1. Ali Farka Touré
    1976
  2. Ali Farka Touré
    1976
  3. Ali Touré Farka
    1977
  4. Ali Farka Touré
    1984
  5. Ali Farka Touré
    1987
  6. Ali Farka Touré
    1988
  7. Ali Farka Touré
    1988
  8. African Blues
    1990
  9. The River
    1990
  10. The Source
    1992
  11. Talking Timbuktu
    1994
  12. Radio Mali
    1996
  13. 6.0
    Niafunké
    1999
  14. Red & Green
    2005
  15. In the Heart of the Moon
    2005
  16. Savane
    2006
  17. Ali and Toumani
    2010
  18. Ni Foli
    2011

Other releases

  1. Manakoidé
    2011