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.
“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.”