Talking Timbuktu

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Talking Timbuktu
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Studio album by Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder
Released March 29, 1994
Recorded Sep 1993
Genre World
Length 59:59
Label World Circuit
Producer Ry Cooder
Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder chronology
The Source
(1993)The Source1993
Talking Timbuktu
(1994)
Radio Mali
(1996)Radio Mali1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Talking Timbuktu is the 1994 collaboration between Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré and American guitarist/producer Ry Cooder. The guitar riff from the song "Diaraby" was selected for the Geo-quiz segment of The World PRI-BBC radio program and was retained by popular demand when put to a vote by the listeners. In 2009. It was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 100,000 copies throughout Europe. [2]

This album features in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bonde" – 5:28
  2. "Soukora" – 6:05
  3. "Gomni" – 7:00
  4. "Sega" – 3:10
  5. "Amandrai" – 9:22
  6. "Lasidan" – 6:06
  7. "Keito" – 5:42
  8. "Banga" – 2:32
  9. "Ai Du" – 7:09
  10. "Diaraby" – 7:25

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