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Mali Blues

For a while music in northern mali was banned, after extreme Islamic rebels, took control of the region in 2012, but as far as I understand, its “live” again, after the 2013 French military intervention, So let us celebrate with the Mali people, hope its music and culture will survive, and highlight the unique music of Mali, often claimed to be the father of American blues.

The Mali blues was made famous by the collaboration between Ali Farka Touré and Ry Cooder, on the album Talking Timbuktu 1994, Touré also appeared in Martin Scorsese’s 2003 documentary film “Feel Like Going Home”, about the roots of blues, in West Africa.