Ali Farka Toure

(Redirected from Ali Farke Toure)

Ali Farka Toure (born 1939 in Niafunke, Mali) is an African blues singer and guitarist, known throughout the continent as one its most famous performers. As the first African bluesman to achieve widespread popularity on his home continent, Toure is often known as "the African John Lee Hooker". Toure usually sings in one of several African languages, as on his breakthrough album, Ali Farka Toure, which established his reputation in the world music community. 1994's Talking Timbuktu, a collaboration with Ry Cooder, sold promisingly well in western markets, but was followed by a hiatus from releases in America and Europe. He reappeared in 1999 with Niafunke, a more traditional album focusing on African rhythms and beats. Toure is noted as the mentor to popular Malian musician Afel Bocoum.

In 2004 Ali Farka Toure became mayor of Niafunke.


This page about Ali Farke Toure includes information from a Wikipedia article.
Additional articles about Ali Farke Toure
News stories about Ali Farke Toure
External links for Ali Farke Toure
Videos for Ali Farke Toure
Wikis about Ali Farke Toure
Discussion Groups about Ali Farke Toure
Blogs about Ali Farke Toure
Images of Ali Farke Toure

In 2004 Ali Farka Toure became mayor of Niafunke. Gene Vincent is interred in the Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Newhall, California. Toure is noted as the mentor to popular Malian musician Afel Bocoum. By the 1960s, Vincent's career had mostly ended in the US, though he maintained an audience in Europe, especially England and France. He reappeared in 1999 with Niafunke, a more traditional album focusing on African rhythms and beats. Vincent also became one of the first rock stars to star in a film, The Girl Can't Help It. Toure usually sings in one of several African languages, as on his breakthrough album, Ali Farka Toure, which established his reputation in the world music community. 1994's Talking Timbuktu, a collaboration with Ry Cooder, sold promisingly well in western markets, but was followed by a hiatus from releases in America and Europe. The group's only other hit was "Lotta Lovin'" (1957).

As the first African bluesman to achieve widespread popularity on his home continent, Toure is often known as "the African John Lee Hooker". After "Be-Bop-A-Lula" became a huge hit in 1956, Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps were unable to follow it up with mainstream success in spite of critically acclaimed songs like "Bluejean Bop" and "Race with the Devil". Ali Farka Toure (born 1939 in Niafunke, Mali) is an African blues singer and guitarist, known throughout the continent as one its most famous performers. He signed at Capitol Records with his backing band The Blue Caps. He started playing in various country bands in Norfolk, Virginia after leaving the Navy with a permanent leg injury. Gene Vincent, real name Eugene Vincent Craddock (February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971) was an American rockabilly musician, best known for his hit "Be-Bop-A-Lula".

10-24-14 FTPPro Support FTPPro looks and feels just like Windows Explorer Contact FTPPro FTPPro Help Topics FTPPro Terms Of Use ftppro.com/1stzip.php ftppro.com/zip ftppro.com/browse2000.php PAD File Directory Business Search Directory Real Estate Database FunWebsites.org PressArchive.net WebExposure.us Display all your websites in one place HereIam.tv Celebrity Homepages Charity Directory Google+ Directory Move your favorite Unsigned Artist to the Top of the List