Voyageur: Vinyl LP4050538646993
Label: World Circuit
Release Date: 10th March
One of those oft imitated never bettered musicians Ali Farka Touré guitar playing still sounds like it's chiming and resonating every water in your body, touches the soul and just makes you feel dead good. So, naturally we're gasping for some unheard tracks from the godfather of Malian guitar music.
Ali Farka Touré is well known as one of the most influential and talented guitarists that 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 well known as the ‘Desert Blues’, earning him 3 Grammy awards and widespread reverence. ‘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.
- Sambadio (Acoustic)
- Bandoloborou (feat. Oumou Sangaré)
- Cherie (feat. Oumou Sangaré)
- Sadjona (feat. Oumou Sangaré)
- Sambadio (Electric)
- Kombo Galia