African History from the 1960s to the Present #9

Ali Farke Toure, 1980’s. Ali Farke Toure releases albums which bring the music of Mali to the United States. Toure is known as the “Bluesman of Africa” because of his sic which blends Arab-influenced Malian sounds with American blues. He was born in Mali and comes from a line of Spanish Moors who were Saharan Desert traders