Ali Farka Touré

Ali Farka Touré

Born: 1939, Kanau, near Gourmararouse, Timbuktu, MaliDied: March 7, 2006, Bamako, MaliLegendary Malian guitarist and best known exponent of Mali blues. Best known in the West for his work with Ry Cooder he was a winner of two Grammy awards for his Talking Timbuktu collaboration with Cooder and his 2005 release Heart Of The MoonMayor of his home town of Niafunké in Northern Mali on the edge of the ...more

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