Ali Farka Touré Tribute Band

Acoustic music performance

28 Jul 2017

Ten years after Ali Farka Touré’s passing, his former band members reunite for a tribute to the founder of Malinese blues. Led by guitarist and lead singer Afel Bocoum, Mediamatic presents an acoustic version of the band overlooking the Amsterdam waters.


Afel Bocoum - Lead singer of the Ali Farka Touré Tributeband

He has been called a multi-instrumentalist, and until his death in 2006, Ali Farka Touré was one of the most influential Malinese Musicians of all time.

On the last Friday of July an acoustic version of the Ali Farka Touré Tribute Band will bring their Malian Blues to Mediamatic. The band is here to spread their peaceful summer vibe, ideal for when you're having dinner at Mediamatic ETEN. Join us for a unique and intimate version of the Desert Rock music style.

Abel Bocoum and the Great River Tradition

Abel Bochum began his career as a member of ASCO, which was the Ali Farka Touré group. He considers Touré to be his mentor into the African blues. Inspired by what he calls ‘the great river tradition’, his music has close ties to the Niger river. This sentiment is captured on his first album Alkibar, which was released ten years ago.

Next to Abel Bocoum Mediamatic presents Mamadou Kely on the guitar and Hama Sankare on percussion.


Afel Bocoum (guitar, lead vocal)
Mamadou Kely (guitar)
Hama Sankare (percussion)


Afel Bocoum -


Ali Farka Touré Tribute Band
Friday 28 July 
Starting 21:00 
Sluisdeurenloods, Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam