Ali Farka Touré


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Ali Farka Touré

Ali Farka Touré Death

Ali passed away on March 6, 2006 at the age of 66.

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  • When did Ali Farka Touré die?

    March 6, 2006
  • How old was Ali Farka Touré when died?


Ali Farka Touré Birthday and Date of Death

Ali Farka Touré was born on October 31, 1939 and died on March 6, 2006. Ali was 66 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: October 31, 1939
Date of Death: March 6, 2006
Age at Death: 66

Ali Farka Touré - Biography

Ali Ibrahim "Farka" Touré (October 31, 1939 – March 7, 2006) was a Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist, and one of the African continent's most internationally renowned musicians. His music is widely regarded as representing a point of intersection of traditional Malian music and its North American cousin, the blues. The belief that the latter is historically derived from the former is reflected in Martin Scorsese's often quoted characterization of Touré's tradition as constituting "the DNA of the blues". Touré was ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone‍ '​s list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and number 37 on Spin magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".