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

2601 Ali Touré Dit Farka* Ali Farka Touré Sonafric 2601 Mali 1976 Sell This Version
SAF 50016 Ali Touré "Farka"* Ali Farka Touré(LP) 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
SAF 50060 Ali Touré Farka* Ali Farka Touré(LP) Sonafric SAF 50060 France 1977 Sell This Version
SAF 50085 Ali Toure* Dit "Farka"(LP) Sonafric SAF 50085 France 1979 Sell This Version
CD 5558 Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré (Album) Disques Espérance CD 5558 France 1984 Sell This Version
WCB 007 Ali Farka Toure* Ali Farka Touré (Album) Mango WCB 007 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CD 8448 Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Toure (Album) Disques Espérance CD 8448 France 1988 Sell This Version
WCB 017 Ali Farka Touré The River (Album) World Circuit WCB 017 UK 1990 Sell This Version
HNCD 1375 Ali Farka Toure* The Source (Album) World Circuit HNCD 1375 US 1992 Sell This Version
WCD 040 Ali Farka Toure* With Ry Cooder Ali Farka Toure* With Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu (Album) World Circuit WCD 040 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HNCD 1443 Ali Farka Touré Niafunké (Album) World Circuit HNCD 1443 US 1999 Sell This Version
WLWCD 072 Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - In The Heart Of The Moon (Album) World Circuit WLWCD 072 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
WLWCD075 Ali Farka Toure* Savane (Album) World Circuit WLWCD075 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
WCV083 Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Ali And Toumani (Album) World Circuit WCV083 UK 2010 Sell This Version
SMRC005 Ali Farka Touré Ni Foli - 1984 Mali Recording(LP) Social Music Records SMRC005 US 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

WCD 044 Ali Farka Toure* Radio Mali (Comp) World Circuit WCD 044 UK 1996 Sell This Version
WLWCD070 Ali Farka Toure* Red&Green (Comp) World Circuit WLWCD070 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