The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89427   Message #1687787
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
07-Mar-06 - 06:54 PM
Thread Name: 2006 Obit: Ali Farka Toure, trad. African music
Subject: RE: Obit: Ali Farka Toure, trad. African musician
The ABC had a brief interview with the British Disk Jockey, who 'discovered' him. He found the LP in the discards bin in the shop, and the owner threw it in as he had bought so much other stuff. Subsequently he had a friend who went to Mali, and discovered that Ali was working as an engineer in the radio station, having given up the idea of being a musician. He was encouraged to tour Britain, and the rest is history.