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RIP Ali Farka Touré
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: March 07, 2006 11:16AM
Re: RIP Ali Farka Touré
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 07, 2006 12:08PM
An amazing artist.

I only ran across him comapritvely recently when I saw his work reference and played in a Spanish movie.

Hearing blues done so well in a foreign language was really impressive.




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Re: RIP Ali Farka Touré
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: March 07, 2006 02:53PM
Thanks for the post, Seacrest. His is a name I've heard for years, but I didn't really know anything about him (in fact, I wasn't even sure if he was a musician). The obit. was really enlightening.

I'm now at the iTMS listening to his tracks.
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Re: RIP Ali Farka Touré
Posted by: RH
Date: March 07, 2006 10:26PM
Yep, big loss in the African music scene. Never got to see him, but his music is amazing. The roots of the blues ARE from Africa.



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