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Written by Ali Farka Toure in the Songhai language. Liner note: "You have to work hard to achieve a sense of well-being. You should dedicate yourself to the work which brings you happiness. When the community needs you, you should not turn a blind eye. Every job has its worth and everyone should make their contribution."

stefan martin peluso

thanks for the translation


thank you :-)

Md.Atikur rahman Jabir


Just one of the most beautiful pieces of music. My cousin introduced me to this whilst we were trekking in the himalayas. I remember siting back after a long days hiking, glass of rum and watching the early monsoon clouds part revealing the mountains like they were curtains parting in a theatre whilst listening to this.

Ludvig Germain Auclair Photographe

iI feel you. t's been the most played song on my cellphone while trekking on the annapurna circuit in 2016

samajé Manuel



Ali Farka Touré's music is an excellent accompaniment for the evening! God rest his soul.


That moment when the percussion comes in is one of the smoothest transitions I have ever heard. I feel it in my soul. One of the greatest to ever do it. Rest In Paradise dear Ali.

Michael Zc

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