Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabate

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        One of the most internationally successful West African musicians of the '90s, Ali Farka Tour+¬ was described as "the African John Lee Hooker" so many times that it probably began to grate on both Tour+¬'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 l... Read more

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