Saturday, March 11, 2006

Timbuktu


I grew up instilled with the knowledge that Timbuktu was the epicentre of nowhere, the farthest possible place from civilization. Well, here it is, once the centre of the expansion of Islam, strongest culturally from 1493 to 1591, and home of the amazing Mali music of today. Home also to this music's strongest star, Ali Farka Toure, who died the other day.

1 Comments:

Blogger ME said...

now we know where to go!

9:54 AM  

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