Ali Farka Touré – Green

Black Vinyl 1LP

Release date: 26th January 2024

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In the 1970s, Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré worked as a sound engineer for national Radio Mali and broadcasts of his own

performances earned him a formidable local reputation. He sent some recordings to the Sonodisc record company in Paris,

resulting in one of the first ever commercial releases of Malian music – a 12″ vinyl album titled Ali Toure ‘Farka’. Between 1975 and

1988 a total of seven albums were released, all titled only with variations on the artist’s name and with no information other than a

photo and the song titles. The last two albums released became known as the ‘Red’ and ‘Green’ albums due to the colours of their

original album sleeves. In the mid-1980s a few copies of these albums found their way to Anne Hunt of World Circuit Records,

prompting her to travel to Mali and broadcast an appeal over the airwaves of Radio Mali to find Ali. As luck would have it Ali was

visiting the capital Bamako and he heard the broadcast. Thus began Ali’s hugely successful international career and his long

relationship with the World Circuit label.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg


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