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Abdoulaye Alhassane Touré


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There was a period in my early twenties when I used to listen to a lot of music from Mali. The label Music Today which was part of the India Today group was bringing out a series on world musicians at that time and I bought a fair few of the cassettes (yeah, that long ago) which featured musicians from Mali and would play it in endless loops.

I recently stumbled upon Niger’s Abdoulaye Alhassane Touré music on Free Music Archive (a brilliant resource if you haven’t seen it already) and his music reminded me a lot of the fabulous Malian Ali Farka Touré whose work I am familiar with. This track in particular, is one I love. Ecoutez!

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