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'The world needs music like this'

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A compilation of music performed by two of Africa's best known musicians Toumani Diabate and Ali Farka Toure is being hailed as a masterpiece.

The album Ali And Toumani represents Mr Toure's last ever recordings before his death from cancer.

Reporter Mark Coles spoke to the record's producer Nick Gold and musician Toumani Diabate about the making of the album.

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