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. They reunited in the 1980s and played until the death of Steve Wahrer in 1989. Toure is noted as the mentor to popular Malian musician Afel Bocoum. The group disbanded in 1967. He reappeared in 1999 with Niafunke, a more traditional album focusing on African rhythms and beats. The song, however, has been used in many movies and is generally known to be an earworm. 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 single's album, Surfin' Bird, wasn't successful.

As the first African bluesman to achieve widespread popularity on his home continent, Toure is often known as "the African John Lee Hooker". The Trashmen's only notable hit was 1964's "Surfin' Bird". 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. The group played surf rock with many elements from garage rock. The group's lineup was Tony Andreason on lead guitar, Dan Winslow on guitar and singing, Steve Wahrer on drums and singing, and Bob Reed on bass. The Trashmen were a rock and roll band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962.

09-02-14 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