http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/popmatters-ali-farka-toure-and-toumani-diabate-final-pairing-complete-triumph-profound-powerful-2010-02-26February 26, 2010|0 commentsPopMatters: Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté's Final Pairing Is "A Complete Triumph, Profound and Powerful"
Ali and Toumani, the second and final duo album from Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté, is out now. Vanity Fair's verdict is "Buy It," saying the pairing "makes for intoxicating and seductive tracks that we all should consider a privilege to add to our record collections." PopMatters gives it a 9 out of 10, calling it "a complete triumph ... profound and powerful." Metro rates the album a perfect five stars, calling it "effortlessly soulful."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewsali farka tourehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/la-times-ali-and-toumani-is-an-early-contender-for-the-warmest-most-life-affirming-listen-2010-02-23February 23, 2010|0 commentsLA Times: "Ali and Toumani" Is "An Early Contender for the Warmest, Most Life-Affirming Listen of 2010"
Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté's second and final album together, Ali and Toumani, is out now. The Los Angeles Times calls it "an early contender for the warmest, most life-affirming listen of 2010." The Globe and Mail gives it four stars, hearing a "musical state of grace." The Philadelphia Daily News gives the album an A, calling it "a thing of gossamer beauty ... haunting, genteel, intricate and magical." The Lexington Herald-Leader says it showcases "the hushed, rootsy spiritualism of two pioneers who fashioned the majestic music of West Africa for the world."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Reviewsali farka tourehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ali-farka-toure-toumani-diabate-breathtaking-npr-last-duo-album-releases-2010-02-22February 22, 2010|0 comments
Out now is Ali and Toumani, the second and last album pairing Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté. NPR's All Songs Considered calls it "breathtaking." The Philadelphia Inquirer gives it four stars, calling it a "moving, peerlessly beautiful album." The New Jersey Star-Ledger says there is "a timeless depth, a gentle profundity" to it. "It’s irresistible." Dusted calls it "timeless" and "transcendent." Popdose says: "You’ll feel it speak to you on a level few pieces of music ever reach."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Reviews Radioali farka tourehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pitchfork-8-3-for-ali-and-toumani-an-uncommonly-beautiful-album-captured-w-uncompromising-intimacy-2010-02-09February 09, 2010|0 commentsPitchfork: 8.3 for "Ali and Toumani," an "Uncommonly Beautiful" Album, Captured with "Uncompromising Intimacy"
Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté's last album together, Ali and Toumani, was recently named CD of the Week by WNYC's Soundcheck and has received a stellar 8.3 on Pitchfork. The site says the album's recordings "are uncommonly beautiful," captured with "uncompromising intimacy," giving "the feel of two of the world's greatest musicians in a room together, having a conversation and creating a document that will carry their legacy into the future."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewsali farka tourehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/npr-ali-farka-toure-and-toumani-diabate-create-beautiful-music-on-ali-and-toumani-2010-02-01February 01, 2010|0 comments
Ali and Toumani, the last album pairing guitar virtuoso Ali Farka Touré and kora master Toumani Diabaté, is out now. On NPR's All Things Considered yesterday, host Guy Raz calls the track "Sabu Yerkoy" "such a beautiful piece of music and so easy to listen to." Betto Arcos, host of Global Village, concurs, calling it "beautiful music." All About Jazz says it "certainly joins the ranks of recordings that are 'beyond criticism.'"Read more|Journal Topics:Video Radioali farka tourehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/musicomh-4-and-half-stars-for-ali-and-toumani-pre-order-w-bonus-track-nonesuch-com-2010-01-25January 25, 2010|0 comments
Ali and Toumani—an album of duets from the late guitarist Ali Farka Touré and kora player Toumani Diabaté—will be released February 23 on World Circuit / Nonesuch Records and is available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store with the exclusive bonus track "Kenouna." MusicOMH gives the album four-and-a-half stars, calling it "the most perfectly pitched and unselfish of pairings, a meeting of wonderfully-matched musical minds and skills." NPR calls Touré "one of the most remarkable artists of the past century."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Releaseali farka tourehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/several-nonesuch-artists-make-year-decades-best-lists-wall-street-journal-sunday-times-time-out-wnyc-2009-12-18December 18, 2009|0 commentsSeveral Nonesuch Artists Make Year and Decade's Best Lists from Wall Street Journal, Sunday Times, Time Out, WNYC
The Wall Street Journal sees Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi as an example of "cause for optimism" in music this year. The Sunday Times places Amadou & Mariam's Dimanche à Bamako among the best pop/rock music of the '00s. Time Out includes Oumou Sangare's Seya and Christina Courtin's debut among the year's best albums and NYC performances by Toumani Diabaté and Wilco among the year's best shows. In "a phenomenal decade for world music," says WNYC, Ali Farka Touré's Savane is among the decade's best, with Youssou N'Dour's Egypt at No. 1.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsali farka tourehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ali-farka-toure-toumani-diabate-last-album-together-out-on-world-circuit-nonesuch-2009-12-03December 03, 2009|0 commentsAli Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté's Last Album Together to Be Released on World Circuit / Nonesuch February 2010
World Circuit and Nonesuch Records are set to release Ali and Toumani, the second and last album pairing the late guitar virtuoso Ali Farka Touré and kora master Toumani Diabaté, in February 2010. Recorded in London in 2005, Ali and Toumani is the successor to the duo's Grammy-winning In the Heart of the Moon and is the last album recorded by Touré. You can catch a sneak peek of the album at nonesuch.com/media.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Videoali farka tourehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/npr-john-adams-ali-farka-toure-toumani-diabate-wilco-albums-among-decades-50-most-important-2009-11-18November 18, 2009|0 comments
NPR's All Songs Considered has compiled a list of The Decade's 50 Most Important Recordings. Among them are three Nonesuch recordings: John Adams's On the Transmigration of Souls, Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté's In the Heart of the Moon (World Circuit/Nonesuch), and Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. "These are the game-changers," says NPR of the 50, "records that signaled some sort of shift in the way music is made or sounds, or ones that were especially influential or historically significant."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radioali farka tourehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/toumani-diabates-stunning-performance-earns-five-stars-from-the-independent-and-the-guardianMay 06, 2008|0 comments