Director Igo Diarra of Galerie Medina and Dolly Kola-Balogun of Retro Africa curated "Proud and Well" an Ali Farka Toure memorial exhibition as part of Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany.
The exhibition Proud and Well is on view at the documenta Halle as part ofDocumenta 14. It consists of a gradually growing installation of the African musician’s unpublished works as well as photos, awards, medals, and personal objects.
"This record [Niafunké] is more real, more authentic. It was recorded in the place where the music belongs: deep Mali. We were in the middle of the landscape which inspired the music and that in turn inspired myself and the musicians. My music is about where I come from and our way of life, and it is full of important messages for Africans. In the West perhaps this music is just entertainment and I don’t expect people to understand. But I hope some might take the time to listen and learn."
—Ali Farka Touré (1999)
Kassel – Germany