#3665: With The Touré-Raichel Collective

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The Touré-Raichel Collective brings together Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli pianist and singer Idan Raichel who met by chance at an airport in Europe. Following a concert in Tel Aviv, these friends got together for an impromptu session, producing a magical and creative acoustic global music which crosses boundaries of country, culture and tradition. For this New Sounds, the Touré-Raichel Collective visits the WNYC studio to perform works from their stunning collaborative sessions. 

Also, listen to guitarist Vieux Farka Touré’s album “Mon Pays,” an homage to his Malian homeland, intended to serve as a reminder of the country’s rich culture of music and beauty.  Vieux is the son of Ali Farka Touré, and on the record, his guest kora player is Sidiki Diabate, son of Toumani Diabate. We’ll hear a collaboration featuring the fathers as well. Then, there’s guitar music from South Africa's Derek Gripper - who does arrangements of music from other parts of Africa, especially Mali. And more.

PROGRAM #3665 The Touré-Raichel Collective, live and Malian Music (First aired on 11/24/2014)  

ARTIST: Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani Diabate
WORK: Niger [3:53]
RECORDING: Mali Music
SOURCE: Astralwerks #41019 
INFO: Out of print, although available digitial via Amazon.com or iTunes

ARTIST: Vieux Farka Toure (with Sidiki Diabate)
WORK: Future [4:50]
RECORDING: Mon Pays
SOURCE: Six Degrees Records 657036120020
INFO: sixdegreesrecords.com

ARTIST: Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate
WORK: Rachid Ouiguini [4:36]
RECORDING: Toumani & Sidiki
SOURCE: World Circuit / Nonesuch 542939
INFO: nonesuch.com

ARTIST: Touré-Raichel Collective
WORK: Phillipa [3:38]
RECORDING: Live, WNYC 11/20/14
SOURCE: These performances not available. The track appears on the record, “The Paris Session.” 
INFO: cumbancha.com | toureraichel.com

ARTIST: Touré-Raichel Collective
WORK: Hodu [4:40]
RECORDING: Live, WNYC 11/20/14
SOURCE: These performances not available. The track appears on the record, “The Paris Session.” 
INFO: cumbancha.com | toureraichel.com

ARTIST: Touré-Raichel Collective
WORK: Alkataou [4:51]
RECORDING: Live, WNYC 11/20/14
SOURCE: These performances not available. The track appears on the record, “The Tel Aviv Session.”  
INFO: cumbancha.com | toureraichel.com

ARTIST: Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate
WORK: Ruby [5:55]
RECORDING: Ali and Toumani
SOURCE: Nonesuch 522937
INFO: nonesuch.com

ARTIST: Derek Gripper
WORK: Jarabi (Passion) [6:39]
RECORDING: One Night on Earth Music from the strings of Mali
SOURCE: New Cape Records NC11
INFO: newcape.co.za
derekgripper.com