Ali Farka Touré

1939 - 2006

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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 blends traditional Malian music and its derivative, African American blues and is considered a pioneer of African desert blues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali Farka Touré has received more than 537,132 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ali Farka Touré is the 356th most popular singer (down from 335th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Mali (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Malian Singer.

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  • 33

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  • 4.66

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  • 3.30

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Among singers, Ali Farka Touré ranks 356 out of 3,541Before him are Ricky Martin, Warda Al-Jazairia, Joe Lynn Turner, Viktor Tsoi, Iva Zanicchi, and Joseph Kobzon. After him are Kim Carnes, Mariah Carey, Chubby Checker, Miguel Bosé, Nexhmije Pagarusha, and Udo Dirkschneider.

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Among people born in 1939, Ali Farka Touré ranks 120Before him are Veruschka von Lehndorff, Neil Sedaka, Yaphet Kotto, Warda Al-Jazairia, Peter Bogdanovich, and Alan Baker. After him are Grace Slick, Yoshinobu Ishii, Karen Black, Leo Brouwer, Tarcisio Burgnich, and Paul Sorvino. Among people deceased in 2006, Ali Farka Touré ranks 88Before him are Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Allen Carr, Richard Kuklinski, P. F. Strawson, Walerian Borowczyk, and Betty Friedan. After him are Elias Hrawi, María Capovilla, Anna Moffo, Rudolf Vrba, Ferenc Bene, and Coretta Scott King.

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In Mali

Among people born in Mali, Ali Farka Touré ranks 8 out of 46Before him are Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (1945), Modibo Keïta (1915), Salif Keita (1949), Moussa Traoré (1936), Amadou Toumani Touré (1948), and Jean Tigana (1955). After him are Askia Mohammad I (1443), Alpha Oumar Konaré (1946), Dioncounda Traoré (1942), Sonni Ali (1464), Amadou Hampâté Bâ (1900), and Souleymane Cissé (1940).

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Among SINGERS In Mali

Among singers born in Mali, Ali Farka Touré ranks 1After him are Boubacar Traoré (1942), Oumou Sangaré (1968), Rokia Traoré (1974), and Aya Nakamura (1995).