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Connections: Ali Farka Touré's Cross-Cultural Blues

Ted Drozdowski, The Boston Phoenix, 31 July 2000

THE BLUES CAME to America in chains, contained within the hearts of the enslaved people of Africa. Two hundred odd years later it went back, contained in 12-inch cardboard sleeves with names like John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Ray Charles emblazoned on them.

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