The album ‘Ali and Toumani’ puts together guitarist Ali Farka Touré & korist Toumani Diabaté (2010)

‘Ali and Toumani’ by Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté is an album featuring Touré on guitar and Diabaté on kora, released on February 23, 2010 by Nonesuch Records.

Track Listing : 1.Ruby (Ali Farka Touré) – 05:50 . 2.Sabu Yerkoy (Ali Farka Touré) – 04:05 . 3.Bé Mankan (Toumani Diabaté) – 05:07 . 4.Doudou (Traditional) – 04:42 . 5.Warbé (Ali Farka Touré) – 04:47 . 6.Samba Geladio (Ali Farka Touré) – 03:13 . 7.Sina Mory (Traditional) – 04:23 . 8.56 (Ali Farka Touré) – 06:53 . 9.Fantasy (Toumani Diabaté) – 02:15 . 10.Machengoidi (Ali Farka Touré) – 05:01 . 11.Kala Djula (Traditional) – 03:25

Musicians : Ali Farka Touré – Guitar . Toumani Diabate – Kora . Orlando “Cachaíto” López – Bass On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6 – 11) . Vieux Farka Touré – Congas On (2 – 5 – 11), Backing Vocals On (2) . Souleye Kané – Backing Vocals On (2) . Ali Magassa – Backing Vocals On (2) . Tim Keiper – Percussion On (5 – 11)

Production : Produced By Nick Gold . Jerry Boys – Engineer, Mixing . Donald Clark – Assistant Engineer . Dan Ingall – Mixing Assistant . Sonny Ingall – Mixing Assistant . Tom Leader – Editing, Mastering

Package : Nick Gold – Liner Notes . Christina Jaspers – Cover Photo . Youri Lenquette – Photography . Mattia Zoppellaro – Photography

Recorded On June 24-26, 2005 At Livingston Studios, London.

Released On February 23, 2010 By World Circuit.

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Pitchfork
You get the feel of two of the world’s greatest musicians in a room together, having a conversation and creating a document that will carry their legacy into the future. […]

PopMatters
Ali and Toumani is profound and powerful, with a soft accumulating force, like the individual drips of ice that form a river. This desert music is very much like the desert itself: it is expansive and immutableand it will endure. […]

BBC
Touré died on March 7, 2006 and if his last solo album, Savane, was a reverb-heavy rage against the dying of the light, this is a resigned but eloquent farewell. […]

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