Ali Farka Touré

1939 - 2006

Ali Farka Touré

Ali Ibrahim "Ali Farka" Touré (31 October 1939 – 6 March 2006) was a Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist, and one of the African continent's most internationally renowned musicians. 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". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali Farka Touré has received more than 358,284 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 333rd most popular singer.

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  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.78

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  • 3.17

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Among singers, Ali Farka Touré ranks 334 out of 3,001Before him are George Strait, Teddy Scholten, Carole King, Ariana Grande, Kim Wilde, and Chris Brown. After him are Joseph Kobzon, Solomon Burke, Cass Elliot, Mariah Carey, Wolf Biermann, and Loalwa Braz.

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Among people born in 1939, Ali Farka Touré ranks 108Before him are Ruggero Deodato, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Alan Baker, Ginger Baker, George Hamilton, and Leo Brouwer. After him are Festus Mogae, Karel Brückner, Salomé, John Sculley, Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria, and Elvīra Ozoliņa. Among people deceased in 2006, Ali Farka Touré ranks 76Before him are Betty Friedan, Jane Jacobs, Ryutaro Hashimoto, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, Rudolf Vrba, and Coretta Scott King. After him are Mako, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Allan Kaprow, Telê Santana, Richard Kuklinski, and Shamil Basayev.

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In Mali

Among people born in Mali, Ali Farka Touré ranks 7 out of 34Before him are Musa I of Mali (1280), Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (1945), Modibo Keïta (1915), Moussa Traoré (1936), Salif Keita (1949), and Amadou Toumani Touré (1948). After him are Jean Tigana (1955), Alpha Oumar Konaré (1946), Sonni Ali (1464), Dioncounda Traoré (1942), Amadou Hampâté Bâ (1900), and Seydou Keita (1980).

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