Ali Farka Toure is one of the great musicians on the continent – the first to become wellknown for his blues-like guitar style.

Ali Farka Toure & Boubacar ‘Kar Kar’ Toure playing ‘ Duna Ma Yelema’

His son Vieux (I wonder why he was given this name) carried on with his father’s tradition and developed his own version of the Malian blues.

He is one of the very few wellknown musicians that agreed to take part in a remix contest on CCMixter – some others include the artists of the Wired CD project – it’d be great if most artists would take part in such contests and give one some of their music for remixing an sharing amongst fans and other musicians.


Guitar solo