Ali Farka Touré

Real Name:
Ali Ibrahim Touré
Profile:
Born: 1939, Kanau, near Gourma Rharous (Timbuktu Region), Mali
Died: March 7, 2006, Bamako, Mali

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 Moon with the kora player Toumani Diabaté.

Mayor of his home town of Niafunké in Northern Mali on the edge of the Sahara, Touré also acted as a peacemaker in the Touareg rebellions of the mid 90s.

He died after a long illness in March 2006, leaving a widow and 11 children.
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Albums

SAF 50020 Special Biennale Du Mali: Le Jeune Chansonnier Du Mali — Ali Farka Touré Ali Toure "Farka"* Special Biennale Du Mali: Le Jeune Chansonnier Du Mali (Album) Sonafric SAF 50020 France 1976 Sell This Version
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SAF 50016 Ali Toure Ali Toure "Farka"* Ali Toure "Farka" (Album) Sonafric SAF 50016 France 1976 Sell This Version
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2601 Ali Toure Farka — Ali Farka Touré Ali Toure Farka* Ali Toure Farka (Album) Sonafric 2601 Mali 1976 Sell This Version
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SAF C 50 060 Ali Toure Farka — Ali Farka Touré Ali Toure dit Farka* Ali Toure Farka (Album) Sonafric SAF C 50 060 France 1977 Sell This Version
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SAF 50085 Ali Toure Dit Ali Toure* Ali Toure Dit "Farka" (Album) Sonafric SAF 50085 France 1979 Sell This Version
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ESP 165558 Ali Farka Toure — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Toure* Ali Farka Toure (Album) Disques Espérance ESP 165558 France 1984 Sell This Version
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WCC 007 Ali Farka Touré — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré (Album) World Circuit WCC 007 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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MM 5002 Vol. 2 — Ali Farka Touré Ali Toure "Farka"* Vol. 2 (Album) Mahmoudou Maiga MM 5002 Mali 1988 Sell This Version
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ESP 8448 Ali Toure Farka — Ali Farka Touré Ali Toure Farka* Ali Toure Farka (Album) Disques Espérance ESP 8448 France 1988 Sell This Version
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MM 5001 Vol. 1 — Ali Farka Touré Ali Toure "Farka"* Vol. 1(Cass, Album) Mahmoudou Maiga MM 5001 Mali 1988 Sell This Version
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162 539 897-4, none The River — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré The River (Album) World Circuit 162 539 897-4, none US 1990 Sell This Version
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2409026-1 The Source — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré The Source (Album) World Circuit 2409026-1 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
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WCB 040 Talking Timbuktu — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Toure* With Ry Cooder Ali Farka Toure* With Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu (Album) World Circuit WCB 040 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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WCD 044 Radio Mali — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Toure* Radio Mali (Comp, Album) World Circuit WCD 044 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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HNCD 1443 Niafunké — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Toure* Niafunké (Album) World Circuit HNCD 1443 US 1999 Sell This Version
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79920-2 In The Heart Of The Moon — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - In The Heart Of The Moon (Album) World Circuit 79920-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
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2 79965 Savane — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Toure* Savane (Album) World Circuit 2 79965 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
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WCV083 Ali And Toumani — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Ali And Toumani (Album) World Circuit WCV083 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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AOM0014 Sac À Paroles — Ali Farka Touré Hamadoun Tandina En Compagnie D' Ali Farka Touré Et D' Amadou Bagayoko Hamadoun Tandina En Compagnie D' Ali Farka Touré Et D' Amadou Bagayoko - Sac À Paroles(2xCD, Album) All Other AOM0014 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
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WCVRSD003 Sahel — Ali Farka Touré Inna Baba Coulibaly With Ali Farka Touré Inna Baba Coulibaly With Ali Farka Touré - Sahel(10", Album, EP) World Circuit WCVRSD003 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

VRCD2 1381 Ai Du + 2 — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Toure* With Ry Cooder Ali Farka Toure* With Ry Cooder - Ai Du + 2(CD, Single, Promo) World Circuit, Hannibal Records VRCD2 1381 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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WCVRSD001 Manakoidé — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré Manakoidé(10", Ltd) World Circuit WCVRSD001 UK 2011 Sell This Version
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Compilations

WLWCD070 Red&Green — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Toure* Red&Green (Album, Comp) World Circuit WLWCD070 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
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BMW 8283 The Source — Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré The Source(2xCD, Album, Comp) BMW Music BMW 8283 Mali Unknown Sell This Version
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Videos

20229 91139 I'll Sing For You — Ali Farka Touré Boubacar Traoré Featuring Ali Farka Touré Boubacar Traoré Featuring Ali Farka Touré - I'll Sing For You(DVD-V) First Run Features 20229 91139 US 2003 Sell This Version