Transport your classroom to the West African nation of Mali with this peaceful, gentle exploration of the guitar and the kora, a stringed instrument made from a large, hollowed out gourd. While there are vocals, they will not distract students who are working in groups or reading quietly.
Artist: Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Album: In the Heart of the Moon
Release Year: 2005 Genre: African Blues Vocals: Yes
Tell Your Students: In the Heart of the Moon is a 2005 record by Malian musicians Ali Farka Touré on the guitar and providing vocals and Toumani Diabaté on the kora. The album was recorded without rehearsals; both musicians claimed the music flowed naturally and effortlessly. Prior to this album, the musicians had previously only performed a total of three hours together. The album won "Best Tradtional World Album" at the 48th Grammy Awards. (Information from Wikipedia)