Ali Farka Touré

Ali Farka Touré

Real Name:
Ali Ibrahim Touré
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Born: 1939, Kanau, near Gourmararouse, Timbuktu, Mali
Died: March 7, 2006, Bamako, Mali

Legendary 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

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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Ali Farka Touré Discography

Albums

Ali Touré Dit Farka* Ali Farka Touré (Album) Sonafric Mali 1976 Sell This Version
SAF 50016 Ali Touré "Farka"* Ali Farka Touré(LP, Album) Sonafric SAF 50016 France 1976 Sell This Version
SAF 50020 Ali Toure "Farka"* Special Biennale Du Mali: Le Jeune Chansonnier Du Mali(LP, Album) Sonafric SAF 50020 France 1976 Sell This Version
Ali Touré Farka* Ali Farka Touré (Album) Sonafric France 1977 Sell This Version
SAF 50085 Ali Toure* Dit "Farka"(LP) Sonafric SAF 50085 France 1979 Sell This Version
Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré (Album) Disques Espérance France 1984 Sell This Version
Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré (Album) World Circuit UK 1987 Sell This Version
Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Toure (Album) Disques Espérance France 1988 Sell This Version
Ali Farka Touré The River (Album) World Circuit UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Farka Toure* The Source (Album) World Circuit US 1992 Sell This Version
Ali Farka Toure* With Ry Cooder Ali Farka Toure* With Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu (Album) World Circuit Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Ali Farka Touré Niafunké (Album) World Circuit US 1999 Sell This Version
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - In The Heart Of The Moon (Album) World Circuit Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Ali Farka Toure* Savane (Album) World Circuit Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Ali And Toumani (Album) World Circuit UK 2010 Sell This Version
SMRC005 Ali Farka Touré Ni Foli - 1984 Mali Recording(LP) Social Music Records SMRC005 US 2011 Sell This Version
AOM0014 Hamadoun Tandina, Ali Farka Touré, Amadou Bagayoko Hamadoun Tandina, Ali Farka Touré, Amadou Bagayoko - Sac A Paroles(2xCD, Album) All Other AOM0014 Europe 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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

Compilations

Ali Farka Toure* Radio Mali (Comp) World Circuit UK 1996 Sell This Version
Ali Farka Toure* Red&Green (Comp) World Circuit Germany 2004 Sell This Version

Videos

WCD075 Ali Farka Touré Savane(DVD-V, Promo) World Circuit WCD075 Europe 2006 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

WCB 004 Ali Farka Toure* With Ry Cooder Ali Farka Toure* With Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr, Car) World Circuit WCB 004 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WCCD75 21 Ali Farka Touré Savane (Radio Edits & Unreleased Live Track)(CD, Promo) World Circuit WCCD75 21 2006 Sell This Version
WCD072-LIVE 21 Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - In Concert At Bozar, Brussels 29th January 2005(CD, Promo, Car) World Circuit WCD072-LIVE 21 UK 2006 Sell This Version