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In , it was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least , copies throughout Europe. Reviews Review Policy. Flag as inappropriate. See more. Aman Iman: Water Is Life. Unlike many of his recordings which feature large ensembles, it consists of solo Kora throughout. The influences range from traditional Kora pieces to modern Western music.
It was released on the Nonesuch Records label on 2 August Pirates Choice. Orchestra Baobab. Habib Koite. The Source Remastered Version. Savane Remaster. Connect to Spotify Dismiss. Search Search. Dismiss Internet Explorer is no longer supported on Last. Add artwork. Length 10 tracks, Release Date 28 March 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 H… read more.
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Buy Loading. More Love this track. Play album Buy Loading. Scrobble Stats? What is scrobbling? Artist images 6 more. Talking Timbuktu is a groundbreaking record that vividly illustrates the Africa-Blues connection in real time.
Ali Farka Toure, who was one of Mali's leading singer-guitarists, has a trance-like, bluesy style that, although deeply rooted in Malian tradition, bears astonishing similarity to that of John Lee Hooker or even Canned Heat. It's a mono-chordal vamp, with repetitive song lines cut with shards of blistering solo… read more. Talking Timbuktu is a groundbreak… read more. Talking Timbuktu is a groundbreaking record that vividly illustrates the Africa… read more.
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The film was narrated by Harris and features Ali's performances on guitar and njarka. It was received with wide acclaim by professionals and fans alike and has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category "Best Contemporary World Music Album".
On 6 March , the Ministry of Culture of Mali announced his death at age 66 in Bamako from bone cancer , against which he had been battling for some time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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