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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 691,247 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Ali Farka Touré is the 412th most popular singer (down from 355th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Mali (down from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Malian Singer.

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  • 34

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Among singers, Ali Farka Touré ranks 412 out of 3,528Before him are Stromae, Fritz Wunderlich, Ariana Grande, Camarón de la Isla, Lisa, and Mia Martini. After him are Lana Del Rey, Faustina Bordoni, Maggie Reilly, Taylor Swift, Don McLean, and Isabella Colbran.

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Among people born in 1939, Ali Farka Touré ranks 136Before him are Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark, Kim Jae-ryong, Paul Sorvino, Maria Bueno, Susan Flannery, and George Hamilton. After him are Eduard Kukan, Adelardo Rodríguez, Leo Brouwer, Robert Hansen, Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, and Sal Mineo. Among people deceased in 2006, Ali Farka Touré ranks 99Before him are Mako, Milan Babić, Pierre Clostermann, Allan Kaprow, Trevor Berbick, and Tina Aumont. After him are P. F. Strawson, Shin Sang-ok, William Auld, Óscar Míguez, Elias Hrawi, and Anna Moffo.

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In Mali

Among people born in Mali, Ali Farka Touré ranks 11 out of 62Before him are Modibo Keïta (1915), Jean Tigana (1955), Salif Keita (1949), Amadou Toumani Touré (1948), Alpha Oumar Konaré (1946), and Askia Mohammad I (1443). After him are Dioncounda Traoré (1942), Bah Ndaw (1950), Salif Keïta (1946), Amadou Hampâté Bâ (1900), Sonni Ali (1464), and Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé (1948).

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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), Aya Nakamura (1995), Rokia Traoré (1974), and Inna Modja (1984).