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October 25, 2013 · 9:45 PM EDT
Vieux Farka Touré performs in the WGBH studios in Boston.
Marco interviews Ali Farka Touré in the shade of a mango tree on Ali’s farm.
Playing cards was one of the past-times Ali Farka Touré enjoyed at his home in Niafunké.
It would’ve been unthinkable to forbid the near-sacred ritual of tea, but that’s what the jihadists did in Mali last year.
Ali Farka Touré, in the umbrella hat, plies his way across the Niger River to his farm.
Ali and one of his friends and neighbors in Niafunké, a Touareg woman. The Songhai, Ali’s ethnic group, Touareg and Fulani intermarried for decades. So social divisions were alarmingly unfamiliar in northern Mali.
Ali Farka Touré relaxing in his living room.
Main street, Niafunké, Mali.
This is the road to Niafunké. You won’t be able to find it. But the drivers who take the route regularly know every stone and pothole on the route.
Niafunké, Mali, home of the late Ali Farka Touré, birthplace of his son Vieux, is just on the other side of the river.
From Global Hit in Arts, Culture & Media.
Tagged: Mali   northern Mali   Eric Herman   Vieux   Ali Farka Toure
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