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Ali Farka Toure Obituary

Following the death of the mighty Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure, Lucy Duran and Andy Kershaw present a special tribute to their friend.

Following the death of the mighty Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure, Lucy Duran and Andy Kershaw present a special tribute to their friend.

The programme includes some of the desert bluesman's essential tracks, as well as material from the BBC's own archive, and contributions from Ali's friend and producer Nick Gold.

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Sat 11 Mar 2006 15:00

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  • Andy describes meeting his hero.

    This obituary programme starts with Andy describes his first meeting with his hero.

    Duration: 06:19

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  • Ali Farka Toure's song “Cherie”.

    We hear Ali Farka Toure's song “Cherie” recorded by Andy on a little tape machine.

    Duration: 07:21

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  • Ali Farka Toure Blues style.

    Lucy and Andy discuss the unique Blues style of Ali Farka Toure.

    Duration: 02:46

  • An obituary to Ali Farka Toure.

    An obituary to Ali Farka Toure by his friend, Lucy Duran.

    Duration: 07:20

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  • Ali Farka Toure talks about Mali.

    Ali Farka Toure talks about Mali and its cultural importance in Africa.

    Duration: 05:46

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  • Ali Farka Toure's gifts from fans.

    Lucy tells how Ali Farka Toure used to get presents from his fans in Mali.

    Duration: 02:50

  • Ry Cooder on Ali Farka Toure.

    Ry Cooder describes how Ali Farka Toure didn’t like to work in the US studio.

    Duration: 03:20

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  • “Talking Timbuktu” album.

    Lucy on the life of Ali Farka Toure after the success of the album “Talking Timbuktu”.

    Duration: 07:52

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  • Two Malians talk about Ali.

    Lucy talks to two prominent Malians about Ali Farka Toure, his songs, and his importance.

    Duration: 03:45

  • Music Played

    • Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Monsieur le Maire de Niafunke

      Composer: Toumani Diabaté

    • Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Hawa Dolo

      Composer: Ali Farka Touré

  • Lucy, Andy and Ry Cooder chat.

    Lucy, Andy and Ry Cooder finish the programme celebrating the life of Ali Farka Toure.

    Duration: 06:27

  • Music Played

    • Ali Farka Toure and the Ngoni Band

      Banga

      Composer: Ali Farka Touré

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