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Khruangbin & Vieux Farka Touré announce collaborative album 'Ali'


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After spending the last few years collaborating with Leon Brdiges on a batch of exciting releases, Khruangbin have now teamed up with Vieux Farka Touré for the new joint album 'Ali', which is set to be released on the 23rd September via Dead Oceans.


The new full-length was written in honour of Vieux’s late father, Ali Farka Touré, and is being previewed by the new lead single 'Savanne'.



Speaking about the collaboration, Vieux said, “I want this album to convey love. It is about the love that Ali brought into the world. It is about the love that I have for him and that Khruangbin has for his music. It is about pouring your love into something old to make it new again.”


While Khruangbin added, “We made this album to honor Ali's life and body of work. We hope this collaboration enlightens more people to Ali's musical legacy."


Have a listen to 'Savanne' and see the album's full tracklisting below.



'Ali' Tracklist:

1. Savanne

2. Lobbo

3. Diarabi

4. Tongo Barra

5. Tamalla

6. Mahine Me

7. Ali Hala Abada

8. Alakarra