Ali Farka Touré’s ‘Savane’

Ali Farka Touré’s ‘Savane’ is his final solo (and the third and final part of the ‘Hôtel Mandé Sessions’) album, released on July 17, 2006 by World Circuit.

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Track Listing : 1.Erdi (Ali Farka Touré) – 04:42 . 2.Yer Bounda Fara (Ali Farka Touré) – 04:18 . 3.Beto (Ali Farka Touré) – 04:49 . 4.Savane (Ali Farka Touré) – 07:43 . 5.Soya (Ali Farka Touré) – 04:38 . 6.Penda Yoro (Ali Farka Touré) – 05:25 . 7.Machengoidi (Ali Farka Touré) – 03:35 . 8.Ledi Coumbe (Ali Farka Touré) – 03:16 . 9.Hanana (Ali Farka Touré) – 02:34 . 10.Soko Yhinka (Ali Farka Touré) – 05:05 . 11.Gambari Didi (Ali Farka Touré) – 03:49 . 12.Banga (Ali Farka Touré) – 03:48 . 13.N’Jarou (Ali Farka Touré) – 04:55

Musicians : Ali Farka Touré – Guitar, Vocals, Percussion . Mama Sissoko – Ngoni . Bassekou Kouyate – Ngoni . Dassy Sarré – Ngoni . Alou Coulibaly – Water Calabash On (7) . Massambou Wele Diallo – Bolon On (9) . Oumar Diallo – Bass On (13) . Fanga Diawara – Njarka Violin On (1 – 7 – 9) . Fain Dueñas – Percussion On (1 – 3 – 6 – 9 – 13) . Pee Wee Ellis – Tenor Sax On (1 – 3 – 13) . Souleye Kané – Backing Vocals On (2 – 6 – 7 – 10), Calabash On (3 – 5 – 11 – 12) . Mamadou Kelli – Voice On (11) . Ali Magassa – Backing Vocals On (2 – 6 – 7 – 10), Guitar On (5) . Etienne Mbappé – Bass On (6) . Yacouba Moumouni – Flute On (12) . Sonny – Bass On (10) . Little George Sueref – Harmonica On (1 – 6 – 8) . Brehima Toure – Backing Vocals On (10) . Oumar Touré – Backing Vocals On (2 – 6 – 7 – 10), Congas On (3) . Yves Wernert – Bass On (1) . Afel Bocoum – Backing Vocals On On (6 – 7 – 13) . Marriame Tounkara – Backing Vocals On (12) . Hammer Sankare – Backing Vocals On (2 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 13) . Ramata Diakite – Backing Vocals On (3)

Production : Produced By Nick Gold Jerry Boys – Engineer, Mixing . Don Clark – Assistant Engineer . Graham Dominy – Assistant Engineer . Tom Leader – Mastering . Yves Wernert – Engineer

Package : Thomas Dorn – Photography . Joakim Karlsson – Cover Photo . Julian House – Design

Recorded In 2004 At Hôtel Mandé, Bamako.

Released On July 17, 2006 By World Circuit.

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Stylus Magazine
This sense of melodic reassurance is further enhanced by an all-pervading air of calm concentration, engaged collaborationand a steady, unfussed industry—all of which makes this an exceptionally effective album for de-stressingand for the soothing of troubled souls. (Trust me on this, for I know of what I speak.) […]

Pitchfork
Touré was never supposed to be a musician– his noble lineage discouraged it– but he claimed that he was drawn to its powerand so became a musician by calling. On Savane, his final recordings demonstrate how well he was able to wield that power. […]

The Guardian
The title track, Savane, is a reminder that there’s yet another style that must have originated in west Africa, as Touré’s single-string guitar intro develops into a sturdy reggae song, with the guitar again matched by impressive flurries of ngoni […]

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