Ali Farka Toure | The Source

Ali Farka Toure | The Source

ARTIST: Ali Farka Toure TITLE: The Source LABEL: World Circuit For those of us who were just getting interested in African music around 1990, it’s impossible to overstate the impact of Ali Farka Toure. He sounded entirely different from the Afropop we’d heard: music dug right out of the soil and directly linked to American blues (in fact the influences run in both directions: Toure was listening to John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles and Otis…

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