Samba Touré is the Malian guitarist, vocalist and composer whose African blues style invokes the spirit of the legendary Ali Farka Touré. His new album Crocodile Blues (Riverboat, Aug 30th), recorded in Bamako, is Samba Touré’s second international release and a giant leap forward for the Malian bluesman. His carefully crafted compositions demonstrate his own style, through his use of a variety of colors, languages, rhythms and feelings. Many of the songs represent different ethnicities and regions, as Samba sings for peace and unity in Mali. Check out the psychedelic video for Touré’s song “Alabina” above, where he warns that no one really knows each other. One day your closest friend may betray you. On the next day, your deepest enemy may offer you a kind hand. Visit www.samba-toure.com for more.