ali farka toureHoward turned me on to this Mississippi delta-style bluesman from Mali, who has been labelled the successor to John Lee Hooker.
I saw him play in San Francisco summer of 1995. He spoke to the crowd in french and swahili (?) and english mix - I certainly couldn't understand, but we all cheered anyways. At first I was put off by the slow groove, but as the Fillmore dance floor emptied, and he kept up a constant energy, I rode a wonderful spirit sense.Profile with picture, profile with discography,