Vieux Farka Touré performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Vieux Farka Touré On Mountain Stage

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Fatoumata Diawara and some of her musical collaborators on "Voices United for Mali" at a press conference held in Bamako, Mali on Jan. 17, 2013. Moustapha Diallo/courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Idan Raichel (left) and Vieux Farka Toure's new collaborative album is The Tel-Aviv Session. Nitzan Treystman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Toure-Raichel Collective: 'Two Chefs In The Kitchen'

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Vieux Farka Toure (left) and Idan Raichel, collaborating as The Toure-Raichel Collective, released The Tel-Aviv Session on March 26. Nitzan Treystman hide caption

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The Toure-Raichel Collective: A Collaboration By Accident

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Vieux Farka Toure's "Borei" has all the energy of classic African pop, paired with exuberant call-and-response vocals and blistering guitar solos. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Borei

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Calm down, Thom. The King of Limbs didn't make the cut for our 25 favorite albums of the year so far, but at least one of us still loves you. via YouTube hide caption

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The African Jazz Pioneers kick it, South Africa style. Photo Illustration: Lars Gotrich; photos: Intuition Records, iStock. hide caption

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Vieux Farka Toure performs at the Bumbershoot Music Lounge. Dave Lichterman/See More Photos hide caption

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Vieux Farka Toure At The Bumbershoot Music Lounge 9/7/09

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Fulani Coochie Man

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Music You Should Love But Don't, Allen Toussaint, Vieux Farka Toure, More

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