Thursday, October 13, 2016

All the Bad on Earth: The Touré-Raichel Collective and "Alkataou"

The Touré-Raichel Collective brings us our random tune for today, called Alkataou. The Touré-Raichel Collective developed out of a chance airport meeting between singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré of Mali and pianist Idan Raichel of Israel. Promising to perform together, they fulfilled the promise in 2010 at the Tel Aviv Opera House. An impromptu session the day after at a recording studio led to three hours of improvised musical recordings and was the birth of the collective. You can find Alkataou on The Touré-Raichel Collective's 2012 debut release The Tel Aviv Session.