Khruangbin and Vieux Farka Touré combine on incoming collaborative album ‘Ali’.
The American group are currently on tour, and recently played a stellar show at London’s historic Alexandra Palace. Headlining Cross The Tracks, Khruangbin then set off around Europe, but have seemingly found time to complete a new studio project.
‘Ali’ is a salute to Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré, an immeasurably influential musician whose deep, hypnotic music became referred to as ‘desert blues’. His son Vieux Farka Touré continues the legacy, and joins with Khruangbin for this incoming album.
Out on September 23rd, the album release falls the day after Republic Day – Mali’s National holiday commemorating the independence of the Republic of Mali from the Mali Federation on September 22nd, 1960.
Says Vieux of the collaboration: “I want this album to convey love. It is about the love that Ali brought into the world. It is about the love that I have for him and that Khruangbin has for his music. It is about pouring your love into something old to make it new again . ”
Khruangbin add: “We made this album to honour Ali’s life and body of work. We hope this collaboration enlightens more people to Ali’s musical legacy.”
New song ‘Savanne’ glitters with energy, a neat fusion of Khruangbin’s wide-open creativity with Vieux’s own desert blues style.
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