We have lost one of Africa’s greatest ever musicians – Ali Farka Toure who passed away this week after a long battle with cancer. Toure brought the blues of Mali to the world but never forgot his home and spent much of the last 20 years in Mali.
Nothing I can say will do him justice. I remember the night my friend Judy and I saw him in London many years ago – I cannot even remember where it was. But we were both hooked from that day. Since then his music has been part of my life and has followed me across oceans and always brought me back home to Africa.
You will be missed so much but today I will celebrate your life through your music – Rest in Peace.