Wednesday, February 27, 2008

EDW: M Le Maire de Niafunké

Londoners have to choose between Ken or Boris and, judging from the polls, are struggling to decide which is worse. When it came to choosing a mayor the people of Niafunké had a much better idea: Ali Farka Touré, the king of desert blues.

Here he is with Boubacar Traoré, don't let the haunting music or the grandeur of the setting distract you from noting the mayoral dignity of his bearing or the fine way he carries off those robes. Livingstone and Johnson please note and smarten up.

Much more Ali Farka Touré on YouTube to enjoy, too.



Blogger Quink said...

I'd like to see Boris and Ken dressed like that, wandering through Ridley Road market.

9:13 pm  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

I'd like to see Ken and Boris dressed like that wandering through the desert - far, far away and never to return.


10:41 am  

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