Sounds from the Sahel: Mali Track of the Week

Vieux Farka Toure – Paradise

A “achingly beautiful” song from Vieux’s second studio album ‘Fondo‘. Its beauty is woven by a duet between Vieux and the great Toumani Diabate on kora.

Now it is tempting to say that Vieux has taken a break from the usual tact of the desert blues – not full of guitar-licks and vibrant-chord strokes. Yet in its calmness and serenity it retains the characteristic mysticism that encapsulates Malian music.

From the first note it encourages you to sit back and drink it in. I suggest you take a moment and go along with it.

 

Vieux Farka Toure – Paradise

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