Ali Farka Touré

    Ali Farka Touré

    • Ali Farka Touré
    Ali Farka Touré

    Ali Farka Touré

    • Ali Farka Touré

    Ali Farka Touré

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        One of the most internationally successful West African musicians of the '90s, Ali Farka Touré was described as "the African John Lee Hooker" so many times that it probably began to grate on both Touré's and Hooker's nerves. There is a lot of truth to the comparison, however, and it isn't exactly an insult. The guitarist, who also played other instruments such as calabash and bongos, shared with Hooker (and similar American bluesmen like Lightnin' Hopkins) a predilection for low... Read more

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