By :
Mali, 1999
52 min
The very first film on the greatest African bluesman, passed away in 2006.
Ali Farka Touré is a much diversified artist who can as easily play the electric guitar as the one-string violin of the Songhay peasants. A mobile camera follows this man who is the first African to have received a Grammy award, the most prestigious international music reward. From concerts in Bamako to voodoo cults dedicated to the “Spirits of the River”, going through Tuaregs camps or the much mysterious city of Timbuktu, we discover through the only words of Ali himself, the magnificent region of the loop of the Niger and also a remarkable character, who has managed to be at the same time an international musician and a farmer in his village.