Talking Timbuktu

Talking Timbuktu

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by Ali Farka Touré, Ry Cooder
     
 

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Guitarist Ali Farka Touré has repeatedly bridged the gap between traditional African and contemporary American vernacular music, and this release continues that tradition. Talking Timbuktu features him singing in 11 languages and playing acoustic and electric guitar, six-string banjo, njarka,

Overview

Guitarist Ali Farka Touré has repeatedly bridged the gap between traditional African and contemporary American vernacular music, and this release continues that tradition. Talking Timbuktu features him singing in 11 languages and playing acoustic and electric guitar, six-string banjo, njarka, and percussion, while teaming smartly with an all-star cast that includes superstar fusion bassist John Patitucci, session drummer Jim Keltner, longtime roots music great Ry Cooder (who doubled as producer), venerable guitarist Gatemouth Brown, and such African percussionists and musicians as Hamma Sankare on calabash and Oumar Touré on congas.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/2006
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5019842004027
catalogNumber:
920099

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ali Farka Touré   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,6-string Banjo
Ry Cooder   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Marimbas,Vocals,Tamboura,Sampling,Track Performer,Cumbus
John Patitucci   Bass,Bass Guitar,Acoustic Bass
Jim Keltner   Drums
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Electric Guitar,Viola
Hamma Sankare   Percussion,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Calabash
Oumar Toure   Bongos,Conga,Vocals,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Ali Farka Touré   Arranger,Contributor
Ry Cooder   Producer,Contributor
John Patitucci   Contributor
Jim Keltner   Contributor
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Contributor
Jim Champagne   Engineer
Mark Ettel   Engineer
Nick Gold   Producer,Executive Producer
Larry Hirsh   Engineer

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Talking Timbuktu 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
yeah this stuff sounds pretty cool... i like to listen 2 world music even if other people dont
Guest More than 1 year ago
You get sweaty just listening to it....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Can't get too much of this very moving production.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just love to listen to this CD over and over again. I bought this CD after I heard Ai Du watching UNFAITHFUl. I bought the Soundtrack and I loved it but it did not include Ai Du. So I did a little research and found the Artists and the DR. I recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like wise. I also heard it while listing to Unfaithful. Great music. Was suprised it wasn't on the sound tract. Reminds me of the Jukes of Mississippi!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sadly this incredible African musician has passed to cancer, yet his music is still here and so available. This album won the Grammy and it is the classic connection between Mali and the Mississippi Delta blues. Listen to Amandrai and you will see what I mean. This is a must cd for any collection blues or otherwise. This is Ry Cooder's best album as well. Do not hesitate, buy this.