Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Ali Farka Toure, 1939-2006

Toure and the MP3 are gone.

Much was made of Ali Farka Toure being a like a "missing link" between African music and American blues. And I suppose that's a good marketing angle. But anyone who's listened to the Malian's music knows that it isn't a mere musicologist's novelty. There's a deep beauty and truth in Toure's music that trancends genres. Ali Farka Toure died yesterday. He was 67.

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