- 7 years ago
Playing tracks by
Damon Albarn / Malian Musicians, Ali Farka Toure, Fanta Damba, Keita Fodeba African Ensemble, John Lee Hooker and more.
Backtracking is a unique archive show for Roundhouse Radio from Nick Taylor and Grace Huber, rediscovering the roots of great music from the past and present.
In this episode we head to Mali and delve deep into the music of the masterful desert blues man Ali Farka Toure. Often credited with melding the sounds of Malian folk music with American blues, Ali Farka's musical history is incredibly rich. This programme looks at traditional Malian music, the blues artists that Ali connected with most as well as Malian musicians that are carrying on the same wonderful sound today. Along the way there's a touch of Cuba, some mad guitar playing, the results of Damon Albarn's trip to Mali and chats about water.