Friday, August 12, 2011

Sculpture and A Lament for Ali Farka

A lovely tribute to the muscian Ali Farka by Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba featuring African sculpture, sea life and paintings.  The juxtaposition of music and images makes you see them all anew.

I especially enjoy the connection the video makes between masks and the tuning end of a stringed instrument. I'd never seen that anthropomorphically. Not much information on the video.


Jennifer Tetlow said...

You clever thing - this is a wonderful find - I love it and love the Ali and Toumani - Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate cd - listen to it when I'm weary from stone carving.

Patrick Gracewood said...

I listen to Ali Farka Toure too, Jennifer. Great studio music.