7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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!
3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 14 November 2000
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.
4 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 5 April 2002
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?