Ali Farka Toure - Voyageur
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Ali Farka Touré is one of the most influential and inspirational guitarists Africa has ever produced. His legacy and impact are hard to overstate: Ali’s sound merged his much-loved traditional Malian musical styles with distinct elements of the blues, resulting in the creation of a ground-breaking new genre, now known as the ‘Desert Blues’, earning him 3 Grammy awards and widespread reverence.
Hot on the heals of 2022's Khruangbin/Vieux Farka Toure tribute Ali, Voyageur is the first release of previously unheard music since 2010’s Grammy-winning ‘Ali & Toumani’, and features a collection of previously unheard gems captured at various points in Ali’s illustrious career. The album, which features fellow Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré on 3 tracks, reaffirms Ali’s status as a globally revered legend of African music.
Heavyweight vinyl produced by World Circut in 2023.