Latest Ali Farka Toure News

Toure Leads Bbc World Music Awards

2nd April 2007

Malian singer ALI FARKA TOURE has taken home the top honour at the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music, after her release SAVANE scooped the Album of the Year award at the London ceremony...

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Farka Toure Buried In Mass Funeral

10th March 2006

LATEST: Hundreds of people gathered in the Malian town of Niafunke yesterday (09MAR06) to pay tribute to late bluesman ALI FARKA TOURE, who died on Tuesday (07MAR06). The African music great was 67 when he...

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Ali Farka Toure Dies

7th March 2006

Legendary African musician ALI FARKA TOURE has died following a long illness. He was 66. Toure, who last month (FEB06) won his second Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album alongside TOUMANI DIABATE for...

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Africa Unites To Combat Malaria

15th March 2005

Senegalese singer YOUSSOU N'DOUR joined a host of artists at a massive charity concert aimed at raising funds to eradicate malaria in Africa. AFRICA LIVE - billed as the continent's response to LIVE AID...

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