Thursday, September 2, 2010

Song of the day: Ali Farka Touré

Song of the day (9/1/2010):
Ali Farka Touré - Bakoytereye

There's nothing I can really relate to in African music (and, I guess, Malian music in particular).

But there's something about the weird ferris wheel of sound—jittery and jangly, pure hopping stereophonics—that breaks down the need for something as lame as relating to it.

It's a mystery for sure.

Something I'll never get, but something that knees me into believing the truth of of it. Whatever that is, it's there. Somewhere and something. There, and so right.

(Read more about Toure)

Ali Farka Toure - Bakoytereye.mp3

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