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Ali Farka Touré – Red

Original price $52.00 - Original price $52.00
Original price
$52.00 - $52.00
Current price $52.00
Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne
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  • Release details
  • Tracklist
  • In 1982, the great Malian singer-songwriter and guitarist Ali Farka Touré, then in the early years of his recording career, teamed up with the brilliant percussionist Hama Sankare. Together, they traveled across northern Mali from a base in Ali's home village of Niafunké, honing a collection of new songs. When they were ready to record, they followed the Niger River as it meandered through the desert to the capital Bamako.

    In one afternoon, the great sound engineer Boubacar Traore captured these eight great performances with two microphones: two voices so close you thought they were doubles, a guitar, and Hama's calabash percussion making its first appearance on record. The album, featuring some of Touré's most popular songs, was released under his own name, with no cover text, just an enigmatic group photo on the cover. Due to the color of the original sleeve, it became known as the "Red" album.
  • Label: World Circuit
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: UK & Europe
    Genre: World
    Style: African
  • A1 La Drogue
    A2 Ali Aoudy
    A3 Chérie
    A4 Timbindy
    B1 Laleiché
    B2 Ketiné
    B3 Laisse Les Phases
    B4 Baliky Lalo