When you listen to the music by Ali Farka Toure, Rokia Traore, Afel Bocoum and other african blues artists you can recognize it in a second.
What is it what makes the african blues so distinctive?
Is it tuning, scales, rhytm, finger technique ... ?
Well I'm pretty sure it's the combination of all these, but I would be glad if someone could shed some light into my little african mystery with more then this common sense.
Please provide some examples of these tunings or scales if you want to make me really happy.
Thanks a lot for your input!
PS: I've been quite close few times just by playing a typical blues pentatonic scale in the 'right' mood :D
but I'm sure there's a much more to explore...