Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté

Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté

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Ali and Toumani is the second and final album pairing the late Malian guitar virtuoso Ali Farka Touré and kora master Toumani Diabaté. Recorded over three afternoons at London's Livingston Studios in 2005, with contributions from the late Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez (Buena Vista Social Club) on bass, Ali and Toumani is the follow-up to the duo's GrammySee more details below

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Ali and Toumani is the second and final album pairing the late Malian guitar virtuoso Ali Farka Touré and kora master Toumani Diabaté. Recorded over three afternoons at London's Livingston Studios in 2005, with contributions from the late Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez (Buena Vista Social Club) on bass, Ali and Toumani is the follow-up to the duo's Grammy Award-winning In the Heart of the Moon. The new album was produced by Nick Gold and recorded by Jerry Boys, the same production team behind the collaboration's first effort. It is the also the last album recorded by Ali Farka Touré, who passed away on March 7, 2006.

The duo's new release presents their usual playfulness, effervescence, and mastery in further exploration of songs reaching back into both musicians' pasts. "It wasn't about covering old songs just because there weren't any new ones, no not at all," said Diabaté, continuing: "It was about revealing all the different possibilities once again.... I believe this album to be stronger and wiser, better than In the Heart of the Moon."

Simultaneously reverent and informal, this album brings together the divergent folk and classical traditions from Northern and Southern Mali, creating a loving homage to the West African nation that is thoroughly appropriate for the late Touré's last recording. In the words of Diabaté, "what we are doing is very important because we are both, above all, Malians. It's about love, sincerity, [and] solidarity." From the Label

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/2010
Label:
Nonesuch
UPC:
0075597980110
catalogNumber:
522937
Rank:
30455

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ali Farka Touré   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez   Bass
Toumani Diabaté   Kora
Souleye Kane   Background Vocals
Vieux Farka Touré   Conga,Background Vocals
Tim Keiper   Percussion
Ali Magasa   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ali Farka Touré   Arranger,Composer
Jerry Boys   Engineer
Nick Gold   Producer,Liner Notes
Toumani Diabaté   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Tom Leader   Mastering
Traditional   Composer
Christina Jaspers   Cover Photo

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