Mourned: Guitarist Ali Farke Touré

March 10, 2006

It is with the deepest sympathies that we announce famed African guitarist Ali Farke Touré died this week — after just collecting another Grammy award for his collaboration with kora master Toumani Diabte. Toure also won a Grammy in 1994 for a collaboration with Ry Cooder, as you may know as the man who rediscovered the Buena Vista Social Club.

Many of us in Chicago Afrobeat Project are great admirers of Touré and are saddened by this loss. For more about the life of Ali Farke Touré, visit:

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