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The last of the desert blues,
This review is from: ALI AND TOUMANI (Audio CD)
The last of the outstanding collaboration between two masters of their fields. The delayed but hugely welcomed recording of one of Ali farka Toures last duos with Toumani diabate before his untimely death 2 years ago.
This sublime recording combines the effortless interplay of kora and guitar, between two modest geniuses of modern yet classic forms of song, some folk other from the Sunjata epic form which straddles the culture of Toumani and the spacial playing form of Ali farka Toure's so called desert blues.
Voice features sparingly and yet the instrumental sound is both lyrical and harmonic. Both heart breaking and heart warming sometimes combined in one piece.
Ali Farka died shortly after, and Toumani speaks on the sleeve notes of not being sure who was supposed to have died first, but here is a permanent testament to both friendship and love of expression.