Friday, September 9, 2016

Music from His Country: Vieux Farka Touré and "Doni Doni"

The son of the great Ali Farka Touré brings us today's random song, called Doni Doni. Vieux Farka Touré is a Malian singer and guitarist. He first took up guitar in secret because his father disapproved and enrolled in the National Institute of the Arts in Bamako. He released his first album in 2005 after getting permission from his father and the great Malian musician Toumani Diabaté - they also agreed to be on the album. Vieux Farka Touré plays primarily Malian music, but has also collaborated with other musicians from around the world, including Idan Raichel of Israel and Julia Easterlin, a singer/songwriter from the United States. Doni Doni can be found on Touré's 2013 album Mon Pays.