News & Reviews
- Sunday, February 13, 2011
Congratulations to the Nonesuch artists who were presented with Grammy Awards at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, held Sunday, February 13, in Los Angeles: The Black Keys, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and World Circuit / Nonesuch Records artists Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté. Together, these artists' 2010 releases garnered a total of six awards.
- Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Ali and Toumani, the second and last album pairing kora master Toumani Diabaté with the late guitar virtuoso Ali Farka Touré, has made the Metacritic list of the best-reviewed, highest-scoring albums of 2010, coming in at No. 5. "On Metacritic, we consider 'great' albums—those we label as having 'universal acclaim' from critics—to be those with a Metascore of 81 or greater," says the site. Ali and Toumani received an 89.
About this Album
2005 Grammy Award Winner
The winner of the 2005 Grammy for Best Traditional World Music Album, In the Heart of the Moon brings together Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure and kora master Toumani Diabaté for "an album of breathtaking instrumental sorcery," according to The Times (UK). Also featuring contributions from Ry Cooder, it was recorded using a mobile studio in the Hotel Mandé, on the banks of the Niger River in Bamako, Mali. "The most beautiful music on earth," says MOJO.
Ali Farka Touré, guitar
Toumani Diabaté, kora
A World Circuit Production
Produced by Nick Gold
Recorded and mixed by Jerry Boys
Tracks 1, 6 Traditional, arrange by Touré/Diabaté. Tracks 2, 4 composed by Touré. Track 3 Traditional, arranged by Diabaté. Track 5 composed by Diabaté.
This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States and Canada only.