Jan 28, 2013
Mali's exiled musicians keep the beat
Ali Farka Toure's 1994 collaboration with Ry Cooder, " Talking Timbuktu ," won the Grammy that year, and was a musical milestone.
Glastonbury Can Help Keep Mali's Music Playing Loud
Can you imagine a place without music? In the north of Mali, in West Africa, Islamist extremists have taken control of vast swathes of the country and set about imposing a restrictive social code which includes the banning of all forms of music.
12 O'Clock Track: JuJu, 'Nightwalk'
Ever since the great Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure released his first albums in the West in the late 80s, much has been made of the link between West African guitar music and the blues, from Toure's spindly, hypnotic acoustic guitar epics to the churning electric jams of Tinariwen .