Video: Ali Farka Toure: Music and soccer

While the ACN showcases the incredible African talent in soccer, here is African legend, the late Ali Farka Toure with the majestic and uplifting Ai Du, bringing us the beauty of Niafunke or Malian delta blues. A tete a tete with Toure who reminds us that R&B has a common soul. His musical legacy continues with his son Vieux Farka Toure, who I had the good fortune of hearing at Joe’s Pub. He has the guitar licks of his father but he is a bit short on the pathos. Here is his tribute to his father, his rendition of Ai Du.

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