Ali Ibrahim "Farka" Touré (October 31, 1939 – March 7, 2006) was a Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist, and one of the African continent’s most internationally renowned musicians.African star Ali Farka Toure dies], BBC News d.d. March 7, 2006. Retrieved online from http://www.bbc.co.uk/ BBC Online d.d. September 22, 2009. 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".Global South: http://sephisemagazine.org/contemporary-south/our-homage-to-a-great-master-ali-farka-toure.html Our Homage To A Great Master – Ali Farka Toure Touré was ranked number 76 on Rolling Stones list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time-19691231/ali-farka-toure-20101202 Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and number 37 on [[Spin (magazine)|Spin] magazine’s "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
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