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Ali Farka Touré

Ali Farka Touré

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birthday
31st
October, 1939
Death
6th
March, 2006
Birth Place
Timbuktu Region, Mali
Birth Sign
scorpio
Biography

Ali Ibrahim “Ali Farka” Tour (31 October 1939 – 6 March 2006) was a Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist, and one of the African continent’s most internationally renowned musicians. His music blends traditional Malian music and its derivative, North American blues and is considered a pioneer of African desert blues. Tour was ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and number 37 on Spin magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

instruments played
cabasa
Guitar
Njarka
Vocals
Birth Name

Ali Ibrahim Tour

Genres

Blues Malian Folk Folk Desert blues

Labels

World Circuit

Origin

Niafunk (C), Mali

Name

Ali Farka Touré

Nationality

Mali

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