Corey Harris Starting Project on Ali Farka Toure

Centrum’s Artistic Director for Blues, Corey Harris, is launching a new project to honor the life and music of Malian singer, composer, and guitarist Ali Farka Toure (1939 – 2006). Corey is using a “crowdsourcing” model of fundraising to help make the project happen, and you can help by pledging a donation by March 9.

Corey writes:

“Presently, there is no comprehensive study of the man and his music. Ali Farka Toure made an indelible impression on the music of Africa and the world. He also had a profound impact on my personal outlook and my music. This project is a way to express my gratitude and share his accomplishments with those who may not have heard of him.”