Ali Farka Touré, “L’Exode”
Ali Ibrahim “Ali Farka” Touré was a Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist, and one of the African continent’s most internationally renowned musicians. His music is widely regarded as representing a point of intersection of traditional Malian music and its North American cousin, the blues.
In the 1970s, Ali Farka Touré collaborated with Malian guitarist and singer Idrissa Soumaoro within the group ‘The Ambassadors’ for a show at the Sheraton Bamako Hotel. At that VIP event, they sang the song “Bèrèbèrè”, translated as ‘helping each other’. In February of 2018, Idrissa Soumaoro’s song “Bèrèbèrè” featuring Ali Farka Touré was used in the movie soundtrack of “Black Panther”.