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  • Audio CD (3 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: World Circuit
  • ASIN: B00002477H
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,760 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Henk Beentje TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Jan. 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Niafunke, where Mr Toure lives, may be a small village not far from Timbouctou - but this is not just music from his heart, but from the heart of Africa. And it goes straight to *my* heart. And to my feet as well - this is music that moves you, and that makes you move!
He is a master of the guitar, and the effortless uptempo licks combine with the fast calabash to make funky bluesy but above all African music. And man, what music it is. This must be one of his best albums. Just listen to the first number, Heygana, which sets the tone for the others. It's fast, it's funky, it is very Ali Farka Toure, and his voice (which has a curiously innocent sound to me) sets it off to something which is close to perfection. Bless the man and his band, and play it again!
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By Ap Smith on 30 Dec. 2014
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THANKS!!
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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nico Saporiti on 14 Nov. 2000
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This excellent CD is one of the classics of Mr Tourè. Once available only in Mali, Cote d'Ivoir, and few well selected record shops in Paris, it is available for all lovers of sub - saharan jazz music. You won't believe it has really been recorded in the middle of nowhere.
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4 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 April 2002
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It's quite impossible to describe the state of kinda enlightment in such funny and smtms even stupid form like words... Guys, have you ever seen the Lord's glory? If no, try to put on yo ears some tunes from "Da River" of His Majesty Ali "Toure" Farka, ever living, ever singing, ever the coolest guy among the living guitar players! Swear by Momma Africa - he REALLY knows what things are... Some call him "JL Hooker from Mali", but I prefer to say "Zen master from Zion". One more time 'n altogether: ALI TOURE! WHAT'LL BE YO NEXT REVELATION?
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
my personal soundtrack 16 Dec. 1999
By Susie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I listen to this cd for hours on a continuous loop at work. It's hypnotic yet complex with the African version of the sounds of the American south combined with his haunting voice. (Unfortunately I am a musical illiterate in terms of describing similar genres.) Beautiful twanging tunes and melodies. I bought it on a whim and am a complete devotee.
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One of my all time favorites... 29 April 2005
By Matthieu P. Raillard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Although I have owned this album for almost ten years now, I haven't gotten a chance to write a review for it, partly because it's so good and so much a part of my life that I didn't think about it. For those who don't know him, Ali Farka is a "blues" guitarist from Timbuktu, Mali, who has created one of the most unique sounds in music. One critic once described his guitar stylings as "listening to John Lee Hooker played backwards", and in a way, he was right. The rhythms are different --African, Arabic-- and the melodies unforgettable. Toure sings in a variety of languages; while I can understand the occasional French he uses, the majority are local dialects, adding a wonderful dimension to his music. I put blues in quotations marks because it isn't really blues, but that's the closest music we have to Toure's works. It's happy, melancholy, energetic, sentimental and fervently passionate all at once. This is in my opinion his best album, followed by "Talking Timbuktu" which he recorded with Ry Cooder. Check him out!
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Discovered by Accident 27 Dec. 2012
By Sires - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I first heard Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder onTalking Timbuktu. By the time I started looking for more work by Toure he was gone (2006). What a loss to us all.

This CD I discovered entirely by accident. It's now one of my go-to albums for just relaxing with the beat.

I also mixed my rip of this album with Highlander's Farewell by Fraser and Haas and the tracks complement one another very well.
Ali Farka Toure, the king of desert blues 21 April 2014
By bcbeads - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have been a fan of Ali Farka Toure for 20 years. He sings in his native Malian language, which to me adds another instrument to the mix. His music is definitely "the blues," earthy, swingy, the melodies are lovely. This is good meditation music, too. I find it to be very calming. The album notes have English translations, and occasionally there are some French lyrics as well.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I agree with everything said here. 6 Mar. 2012
By Scaber - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I Agree with the above reviews and totally LOVE this album. I feel it's a stand alone Classic in world music. I just love the mood this album gives as the soul is enriched. I can't recommend it enough.
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