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Ali Farka Touré (1939–2006)

Ali Farka Touré was born on October 31, 1939 in Gourmararusse, Timbuktu, Mali as Ali Ibrahim Touré. He was married to Fatouma. He died on March 6, 2006 in Bamako, Mali. See full bio »


(age 66) in Bamako, Mali

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The Nanny Diaries
The Nanny Diaries Soundtrack
Unfaithful Soundtrack
L'auberge espagnole
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Addicted to Love
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 2007 The Nanny Diaries (performer: "Hawa Dolo", "Kadi Kadi" - as Ali Farka Toure) / (performer: "Kala") / (writer: "Hawa Dolo", "Kadi Kadi" - as Ali Farka Toure) / (writer: "Kala")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (arranger - 1 episode, 2003) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Feel Like Going Home (2003) ... (arranger: "Catfish Blues") / (performer: "Mali Dje", "Tulumba", "Soukoura", "Amandrai", "Improvisation 1", "Improvisation 2", "Catfish Blues") / (writer: "Mali Dje", "Tulumba", "Soukoura", "Amandrai", "Improvisation 1", "Improvisation 2")
 2003 Ginger and Cinnamon (performer: "Heygana", "Pieter Botha") / (writer: "Heygana", "Pieter Botha")
 2003 Skeppsholmen (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2003) ... (performer: "Diaraby")
 2002 L'auberge espagnole (as Ali Farka Toure, "Aï Du") / (performer: "Aï Du" - as Ali Farka Toure)
 2002 Unfaithful (performer: "Ai Du" (1994)) / (writer: "Ai Du" (1994))
 1998 Late August, Early September (performer: "Cinquante Six", "Goye Kur", "Hawa Dolo") / (writer: "Cinquante Six", "Goye Kur", "Hawa Dolo")
 1997 Addicted to Love (performer: "Soukora" - as Ali Farka Toure) / (writer: "Soukora" - as Ali Farka Toure)
 1996 Irma Vep (performer: "Soukora") / (writer: "Soukora")
 1992 Equinox (performer: "AL BINE") / (writer: "AL BINE")
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 1999 Great Railway Journeys (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
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 2008 Dambé: The Mali Project (Documentary)
 2004 Festival in the Desert (Video documentary)
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary)
- Feel Like Going Home (2003) ... Himself
 2001 Blues Road Movie (Documentary)
 2001 I'll Sing for You (Documentary)
 2000 Ali Farka Touré: Springing from the Roots (Documentary)
 1994 Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series)
- Episode #3.4 (1994) ... Himself

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He was a giant among African musicians and known for drawing a connection between American blues and indigenous guitar music of Mali. See more »

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