Ali Farka Toure

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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.


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In 2004 Ali Farka Toure became mayor of Niafunke. Ultra Nate has amassed five #1 hits, including "Free", on the Billboard club charts, between 1994 and 2001. Toure is noted as the mentor to popular Malian musician Afel Bocoum. The song peaked at #75 on the Hot 100. He reappeared in 1999 with Niafunke, a more traditional album focusing on African rhythms and beats. The song enjoyed heavy airplay throughout the rest of the millennium, not only in clubs, but on rhythmic and mainstream radio stations across the country. 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. It here that "Free", her biggest mainstream hit in America, was released in 1997.

As the first African bluesman to achieve widespread popularity on his home continent, Toure is often known as "the African John Lee Hooker". However, when Warner Brothers tried to push her in a more R&B, less house, direction, Ultra Nate left the major label and fled to the independent dance label, Strictly Rhythm. 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. She found some American club success and European success there with a string of singles. She began her recording career on a major label, Warner Brothers. Ultra Nate is noted for taking the opposite path than what most musicians take.

Though she has had club success in America, she has found the majority of her singles and, especially, album sales success in Europe. She is also remembered in America for her team-up with Amber and Jocelyn Enriquez on a 1999 cover of "If You Could Read My Mind", which was also a mainstream American hit. Ultra Nate (originally from Baltimore) is a popular American house musician who is best known in her home country for her monsterous 1990s dance crossover smash, "Free", which features the memorable chorus "'cause you're free/ to do what you want to do/ you've got to live your life/ and do what you want to do".

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