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Vieux Farka Touré’s ‘Tongo Barra’ takes you on a guitar-guided journey

Vieux Farka Toure

Every Monday, “Add of the Week” unveils all the new songs going into the 88Nine on-air playlist, with one hand-picked selection put in the spotlight by a member of our music team.

Malian singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré teams up with the pros of chill, Khruangbin, for Ali, out Sept. 23 on Dead Oceans. The album was named in honor of Ali Farka Touré, Vieux’s father who breathed life into the genre of African desert blues. The mesmerizing “Tongo Barra” is a sprawling ride that beautifully sustains the familial musical legacy.

You can listen to “Tongo Barra” below and on 88Nine, either by tuning your FM dial in Milwaukee or streaming worldwide.

This week’s other adds

  • “Aftershook,” Frankie Cosmos
  • “Under No Nation,” Goat
  • “XO,” Divino Niño
  • “Scatter,” Ghost Funk Orchestra
  • “Fractals,” Beth Orton
  • “Burning,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs