How did Khoangbin modernize the music of Mali maestro Ali Farka Toure

Known as the country’s greatest guitarist, he turned away from music in 2000, retreating to his village in the semi-desert Niafunki region to grow a rice farm and his community. In 2004, he was elected mayor of the 53 villages of Nyavunki and invested most of his musical proceeds into an irrigation scheme.

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