Famed African musician Ali Farka Touré diesGuitarist, singer, and composer Ali Farka Touré has died. He was born in 1939, in Mali.
Whenever Ali Farka Touré was asked to state his profession, his preferred response was that he was a farmer. He owned and cultivated extensive lands in Mali in the semi-desert region of Niafunké, where in later years he was also the mayor. But he also happened to be arguably the finest guitarist Africa has ever produced.Link (Thanks, Ned Sublette!)
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