8. The River……..Ali Farka Toure.
The stunning guitar player from Mali who died in 2006 but left a legacy of outstanding recordings that fused the timeless and endless sense of space and melody of African music with the American blues- joining together two continents and two ends of the same culture in a series of songs that are so blisffuly perfect you can wallow in them all day
The late great African artiste. See the documentary on him and you will understand why he towers above most in Africa and the West. I believe just about the same things he believed in.
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