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Ali Farka

Mali


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Ali Ibrahim "Farka" Touré (Kanau, 1939 - Bamako, 7 de marzo de 2006), fue un conocido guitarrista y cantante maliense, cuyo estilo aunaba la música tradicional de Malí con el blues.


Biografía

Nació en 1939 (no conocía la fecha exacta) en la aldea musulmana de Kanau, cerca de Gourma Rharous, en la región noroccidental de Tombuctú. Era el décimo hijo de su madre, pero fue el único que logró sobrevivir pasada la infancia. Su apodo, "Farka", significa "asno", animal admirado por su tenacidad. Étnicamente, Ali Farka Touré estaba vinculado a los antiguos pueblos songhay y fula, del norte de Mali.

Su padre, que servía en el ejército francés, murió en combate durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Ali apenas fue a la escuela, y se dedicó desde su infancia al cultivo del campo. Sin embargo, siempre manifestó un gran interés por la música, especialmente por instrumentos tradidicionales malienses como el gurkel (pequeña guitarra), el violín njarka, la flauta peul o el ngoni (laúd de 4 cuerdas).

En 1956 quedó muy impresionado cuando vio actuar al guitarrista malinke Keita Fodeba, lo que le hizo decantarse por la guitarra como instrumento. Tras la independencia de Malí, en 1960, el gobierno comenzó a promover la música tradicional, lo que permitió a Ali formar su primer grupo, La troupe 117, con el que actuó en varios festivales por todo el territorio de Malí. En 1968 viajó por primera vez fuera de Malí para representar a su país en un festival que tuvo lugar en la ciudad de Sofía, en Bulgaria.

Durante los años 70 se instaló en Bamako, donde trabajó como ingeniero para Radio Malí. En esa época tuvo la oportunidad de escuchar mucha música occidental (especialmente cantantes negros estadounidenses como Otis Redding y James Brown, entre otros). Por entonces publicó también su primer disco, Farka (1976), en la compañía francesa Son Afric, y comenzó a dar conciertos por toda África occidental.

En esta época se inició también su interés por el blues, al que encontraba grandes afinidades con la música africana. Fue el primer intérprete de blues africano que logró una popularidad masiva en su continente natal, hasta el punto de que se le llamó "el John Lee Hooker africano". Musicalmente, su estilo tenía muchas semejanzas con el de R. L. Burnside, con varias superposiciones de guitarras y ritmos. Cantaba habitualmente en lenguas africanas, sobre todo en songhay, fula y tamacheck.

En los años 80 se instaló en la localidad de Niafunké. Comenzó a ser conocido en los países occidentales tras la publicación de su álbum Ali Farka Touré, éxito internacional, que propició varias colaboraciones con músicos occidentales (en 1991 con Taj Mahal en el disco The source; y en 1994 con Ry Cooder en Talking Timbuktu, así como la reedición de material antiguo grabado durante los años 70, como Radio Mali. Por Talking Timbuktu fue galardonado con un premio Grammy. En 1999 publicó Niafunké, un regreso a las raíces de la música tradicional africana.

En 2004 fue nombrado alcalde de Niafunké y con dinero de su propio bolsillo asfaltó las carreteras, construyó varios canales y puso en marcha un generador para proporcionar electricidad al pueblo.

En septiembre de 2005 publicó, en colaboración con el intérprete de kora Toumani Diabaté, el álbum In The Heart Of The Moon, por el que obtuvo su segundo premio Grammy.

El 7 de marzo de 2006, el Ministerio de Cultura de Mali anunció que había fallecido a la edad de 67 años, de cáncer de huesos. Su casa discográfica, World Circuit, afirma que acababa de completar un nuevo álbum en solitario.


Discografía

    * 1976 - Farka
    * 1987 - Ali Farka Touré
    * 1990 - The River (World Circuit)
    * 1990 - African Blues(Shanachie)
    * 1992 - The Source (World Circuit)
    * 1994 - Talking Timbuktu (World Circuit)
    * 1996 - Radio Mali (World Circuit)(Grabado entre 1970 y 1978)
    * 1999 - Niafunké (World Circuit)
    * 2004 - Red/Green - 2004 (World Circuit; álbumes antiguos - de 1979 y 1988- remasterizados)
    * 2005 - In The Heart Of The Moon
    * 2006 - Savane
    * 2010 - Ali and Toumani (Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté)

Películas

    * Ali Farka Touré: Ça coule de source (2000). Dirigida por Yves Billon y Henry Lecomte.





From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Ali Ibrahim “Farka” Touré (October 31, 1939 – March 7, 2006) was a Malian singer and guitarist, and one of the African continent’s most internationally renowned musicians.[1] His music is widely regarded as representing a point of intersection of traditional Malian music and its North American cousin, the blues. The belief that the latter is historically derived from the former is reflected in Martin Scorsese’s often quoted characterization of Touré’s tradition as constituting "the DNA of the blues"[2]. Touré was ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”[3].


Biography

He was born in 1939 in the village of Kanau, on the banks of the Niger River in the cercle of Gourma Rharous in the northwestern Malian region of Tombouctou. His family moved to the nearby village of Niafunké when he was still an infant[4]. He was the tenth son of his mother but the only one to survive past infancy. “The name I was given was Ali Ibrahim, but it’s a custom in Africa to give a child a strange nickname if you have had other children who have died”[4], Touré was quoted as saying in a biography on his Record Label, World Circuit Records. His nickname, “Farka”, chosen by his parents, means “donkey”, an animal admired for its tenacity and stubbornness: “Let me make one thing clear. I’m the donkey that nobody humps on!”[4] He was descended from the ancient military force known as the Arma, and was ethnically tied to the Songrai (Songhai) and Fula peoples of northern Mali[4].

As the first African bluesman to achieve widespread popularity on his home continent, Touré was often known as “the African John Lee Hooker”[5]. Musically, the many superpositions of guitars and rhythms in his music were similar to John Lee Hooker’s hypnotic blues style. He usually sang in one of several African languages, mostly Songhay, Fulfulde, Tamasheq or Bambara[4] as on his breakthrough album, Ali Farka Touré, which established his reputation in the world music community.

His first North American concert was in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia[citation needed]. 1994’s Talking Timbuktu, a collaboration with Ry Cooder, sold promisingly well in Western markets, but was followed by a hiatus from releases in America and Europe. He reappeared in 1999 with the release of Niafunké, a more traditional album focusing on African rhythms and beats. Touré was the mentor and uncle of popular Malian musician Afel Bocoum[citation needed].

Some of Ali Farka Touré’s songs and tunes have been used in different programmes, films and documentaries[6]. For instance, his guitar riff on the song “Diaraby”, from the album Talking Timbuktu, was selected for the Geo-quiz segment of The World PRI-BBC program, and was retained by popular demand when put to a vote of the listeners[7]. This song is likewise used in 1998 as a soundtrack for the film L’Assedio (Besieged) by the Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci[citation needed]. His songs Cinquante six, Goye Kur and Hawa Dolo from the album The Source are also used as a soundtrack in the French film Fin août, début septembre (Late August, Early September) directed in 1998 by Olivier Assayas[6].

In 2002 he appeared with Black American blues and reggae performer Corey Harris, on an album called Mississippi to Mali (Rounder Records). Toure and Harris also appeared together in Martin Scorsese's 2003 documentary film Feel Like Going Home[6], which traced the roots of blues back to its genesis in West Africa. The film was narrated by Harris and features Ali’s performances on guitar and njarka.

In 2004 Touré became mayor of Niafunké and spent his own money grading the roads, putting in sewer canals and fuelling a generator that provided the impoverished town with electricity[4].

In September 2005, he released the album In the Heart of the Moon, a collaboration with Toumani Diabaté, for which he received a second Grammy award[4]. His last album, Savane, was posthumously released in July 2006. It was received with wide acclaim by professionals and fans alike and has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category “Best Contemporary World Music Album”[citation needed]. The panel of experts from the World Music Chart Europe (WMCE), a chart voted by the leading World Music specialists around Europe, chose Savane as their Album of the Year 2006, with the album topping the chart for three consecutive months (September to November 2006)[8]. The album has also been listed as No. 1 in the influential Metacritic’s “Best Albums of 2006” poll[9], and No. 5 in its all-time best reviewed albums[10]. Ali Farka Touré has also recently been nominated for the BBC Radio 3 awards 2007[11].

On March 7, 2006, the Ministry of Culture of Mali announced his death at age 66 in Bamako from bone cancer, against which he had been battling for some time. His record label, World Circuit, said that he recorded several tracks with his son, Vieux Farka Touré, for Vieux’s debut album which was released in late 2006[citation needed].


Cultural references

    * In the French film The Spanish Apartment (2002) two characters are seen playing air guitar to “Ai Du”.[6]
    * In the movie Unfaithful (2002), Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez slow dance to “Ai Du”.[6]
    * In the French film Irma Vep (1996), Maggie Cheung and Nathalie Richard ride an old motorcycle down the quay to Touré’s song “Soukoura”.[6]
    * In the 2005 travel film Michael Palin: SAHARA, his music is heard in a scene about Nigerian nomads.[citation needed]
    * "The World", a radio show distributed by Public Radio International, uses the song "Diaraby" as the theme to their Geoquiz. The song is a collaboration between Touré and Ry Cooder; the song is featured on their Talking Timbuktu album.[7]
    * In 2008, Zack de la Rocha's lyrics from "If You Fear Dying" on One Day as a Lion's debut album references Ali: "I'm in with the spirit of Ali Touré, as I target more heads than a priest on Ash Wednesday."[citation needed]

Discography

    * 1976 - Ali Touré Farka (Sonafric 50016-LP)
    * 1976 - Spécial « Biennale du Mali » (Sonafric 50020-LP)
    * 1978 - Biennale (Sonafric 50032-LP)
    * 1979 - Ali Touré Farka (Sonafric 50060-LP)
    * 1980 - Ali Touré dit Farka (Sonafric 50085-LP)
    * 1984 - Ali Farka Touré (Red) (Sonodisc/Esperance 5558)
    * 1988 - Ali Farka Touré (Green) (Sonodisc/Esperance 8448)
    * 1988 - Ali Farka Touré (World Circuit WCD007 / Mango 9826)
    * 1990 - African Blues (Shanachie 65002) (originally released as Ali Farka Touré (Green))
    * 1990 - The River (World Circuit WCD017 / Mango 9897)
    * 1993 - The Source (World Circuit WCD030 / Hannibal 1375) with Taj Mahal
    * 1994 - Talking Timbuktu (World Circuit WCD040 / Hannibal 1381) (with Ry Cooder)
    * 1996 - Radio Mali (World Circuit WCD044 / Nonesuch 79569) (remastered selections of original albums from 1975 through 1980)
    * 1999 - Niafunké (World Circuit WCD054 / Hannibal 1443)
    * 2002 - Mississippi to Mali (Rounder B0000DJZA1)(with Corey Harris)
    * 2004 - Red&Green (World Circuit WCD070 / Nonesuch 79882) (remastered original albums from 1984 and 1988)
    * 2005 - In the Heart of the Moon (World Circuit WCD072 / Nonesuch 79920) (with Toumani Diabaté and Ry Cooder)
    * 2006 - Savane (World Circuit WCD075 / Nonesuch 79965)
    * 2010 - Ali and Toumani - (World Circuit/Nonesuch Records) with Toumani Diabaté[12]

Filmography

    * 2002 - Ali Farka Touré - Le miel n'est jamais bon dans une seule bouche - a documentary film by Marc Huraux[13]





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