Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Ali Farka Toure

Ali Farka Toure

8 articles

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Ali Farka Touré: Ronnie Scott's Club, London

Live Review by David Toop, The Times, 26 April 1990

A modern primitive ...

Ali Farka Touré

Interview by Don Snowden, Escape, 12 April 1994

THE 18-WEEK run atop the Billboard World Music charts enjoyed by Ali Farka Touré's album The Source added the sweet touch of popular success in ...

Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder: Talking Timbuktu (Hannibal)

Review by Richard Gehr, Spin, May 1994

DE BLUES is a harsh mistress. So what a pleasure when someone like Mali guitar giant Ali Farka Touré comes along to let us off ...

Ali Farka Touré: Barbican, London — Niger river delta blues

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 14 March 2000

IT HAS become increasingly difficult to prise Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré away from the rural life in his home village of Niafunke. ...

Connections: Ali Farka Touré's Cross-Cultural Blues

Profile by Ted Drozdowski, The Boston Phoenix, 31 July 2000

THE BLUES CAME to America in chains, contained within the hearts of the enslaved people of Africa. Two hundred odd years later it went back, ...

Various Artists: Le Festival au Desert

Review by Charlie Gillett, bbc.co.uk, September 2003

The Best Live Album Ever? ...

African Connections

Comment by Don Snowden, Rock's Backpages, 16 February 2011

LISTENING TO Junior Kimbrough again recently brought it all back home—how much that guitar tone had nagged and nagged at me, so damn familiar you ...

Various Artists: The Rough Guide To Mali Blues

Review by Tony Burke, Morning Star, 8 July 2019

THE CONNECTION between blues music and the African continent and how African slaves carried their music to the Americas has been well documented for almost ...

RSS

back to LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT NOTICE