Vieux Farka Touré and Khruangbin have collaborated on new album ‘Ali’. The trippy Texan trio are no strangers to fusing a myriad of genres seamlessly and flaunting musical convention in lieu of creating their own brand of nebulous lo-fi psychedelic funk.
Their latest collaboration comes in the shape of Malian singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré for a semi-improvised tribute to Touré’s late father Ali Farka Touré.
Ali, the Grammy award-winning pioneering and much-loved Malian guitarist was widely regarded as the ‘Godfather of the desert blues’, and was often referred to as both ‘The Hendrix of the Sahara’ and the ‘African John Lee Hooker’. However, Touré who introduced the world to the sounds of African desert blues was a legend and influential musician in his own right.