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Ali Farka Touré — Gomni (w/ Toumani Diabeté)
Album: In the Heart Of The Moon
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Released: 2005
Length: 4:08
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Touré and Diabeté sounds like a good defensive midfield duo in Ligue 1.
Nice.


 Hr-Rosendahl wrote:
I agre!

2Hawks wrote:
Boring. Repetitive. Don't ever want to hear it again. Really grating.{#Beat}
 

 
You're not listening enough.
8 going on 10
Wow!!! really good tune!
The very distinct sound of the Kora, played by Diabeté.
I really like the albums he recorded with the Spanish
group Ketama. Cheers! {#Cheers} 

Kora
I played this CD as background music during last year's thanksgiving dinner.  I thought the mood it set was perfect, but I think all the suspicions my wife's aunt from Alabama had about me were confirmed.
A welcome break from all that anglo-centric music beign played..
{#Clap}
 hayduke2 wrote:
Beautiful music that transported me from this winter cold to sweet comfort, and luckily I psd'ed out dopey R.Racoon and received Derek Trucks "This Sky", a very enjoyable little trip!   Thank you

 

Beautiful music that transported me from this winter cold to sweet comfort, and luckily I psd'ed out dopey R.Racoon and received Derek Trucks "This Sky", a very enjoyable little trip!   Thank you
every note ali played was sweet.{#Clap}{#Guitarist}{#Sunny}
Beautiful tune - never heard it before but excellent!
 bindi wrote:
the record is stuck
the record is stuck
the record is stuck
the record is stuck
the record is stuck
the record is stuck. . . . .

 

So from that comment it appears that you have never heard a ''Rhythm'' section in a Band ????
 sirdroseph wrote:


Me too, Ali Farka toure' is the man!!!{#Notworthy}
 
Loved his record with Ry Cooder and "The source"—esp. "Dofana", which makes rural modernization sound exciting. 
Lovely. Keep this style of music comin! 
I agre!

2Hawks wrote:
Boring. Repetitive. Don't ever want to hear it again. Really grating.{#Beat}
 


the record is stuck
the record is stuck
the record is stuck
the record is stuck
the record is stuck
the record is stuck. . . . .

Wiki:
As the first African bluesman to achieve widespread popularity on his home continent, Touré was often known as "the African John Lee Hooker"<5>. Musically, the many superpositions of guitars and rhythms in his music were similar to John Lee Hooker's hypnotic blues style.
hence the nice segue........
Sad that you can't appreciate the artistry of this piece.  As gorgeous as music gets. 

2Hawks wrote:
Boring. Repetitive. Don't ever want to hear it again. Really grating.{#Beat}
 


Boring. Repetitive. Don't ever want to hear it again. Really grating.{#Beat}
 mread wrote:
What instruments are they playing?
 
Mainly the kora or cora, a traditional instrument of West Africa.


 Govi wrote:
I love it when Bill plays this kind of set.  I have several playlists built up of songs that I heard here, so that when Paradise heads in a direction in which I find it hard to follow for a bit, I just listen to my favorites from Radio Paradise.  No complaints.

Oh, and this is one that I've added to a playlist, now.  Lovely, peaceful, happy, danceable; thank you again, Bill. 

 

Me too, Ali Farka toure' is the man!!!{#Notworthy}
I love it when Bill plays this kind of set.  I have several playlists built up of songs that I heard here, so that when Paradise heads in a direction in which I find it hard to follow for a bit, I just listen to my favorites from Radio Paradise.  No complaints.

Oh, and this is one that I've added to a playlist, now.  Lovely, peaceful, happy, danceable; thank you again, Bill. 

What instruments are they playing?
The entire album is outstanding!
{#Music}fond memories of African musicians performing in Rome 1996 {#Dancingbanana_2}

Nice sound for a Friday evening, sitting here and sipping a glass of white.  Sounds like an intro to a PBS show on gardening.  That's ok, not a slam.


:sunny:
sounds like Taj Mahal. I kept waiting for him to break out singing. Great tune
:cool:
Very nice. "Gomni" also shows up on the Ry Cooder / Toure album Talking Timbuktu. You know, the album with the theme song for BBC's "The World". But you knew that already.
ahoylola wrote:
very nice, but it doesn't seem to ever get to where it's going.
I agree, seems to be stuck in a loop, a bit like getting lost in the woods and seeing the same bear tracks over and over again.
yet another clear example of why I listen this is radio station...I have to work overtime to pay my itunes bill, thanks to Bill!
Well, this is a tune from the edge of the Sahara, so the 'sand' simile is appropriate. But the imagery you were aiming for was of a shimmering mirage at dawn, an ephemeral fracture of light turning even an ordinary patch of sand into something utterly sublime. davin wrote:
This whole morning has been rather blah and this song is like a patch of sand in the middle of its desert.
Hi, Bill. Jabbatay, not dee-yah-beet-ay.
more from the heart of the moon please ......
jali's griots from Africa simply beautiful
davin wrote:
This whole morning has been rather blah and this song is like a patch of sand in the middle of its desert.
What exactly are you looking for? This is a really nice piece in the middle of a varied selection of excellent music. Perhaps you should tune in to top 40 !!
Diabeté is pronounced Jabbatay.
awww, it's ending :(
This whole morning has been rather blah and this song is like a patch of sand in the middle of its desert.
it's already there when it starts! ahoylola wrote:
very nice, but it doesn't seem to ever get to where it's going.
very nice, but it doesn't seem to ever get to where it's going.
Diabetes? :ask: