Vieux Farka Touré

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 7:30 pm

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The "Hendrix of the Sahara" is coming to the Rozsa Center for one night only! Get your tickets now to see one of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians. 

 

 

You’ll like Vieux Farka Touré if you like: Exceptional guitar work, Ali Farka Touré, jazz, Boubacar Traoré

The son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, Vieux Farka Touré is now considered, as RnR Magazine says, “One of the world's greatest guitarists.” With influences of rock, Latin music, jazz, and other African influences, Vieux has a reputation as one of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians.  

“Toure’s guitar playing is, frankly, incredible … The man is a master showman but he leaves it to his music to produce the fireworks … There is no-one who can approach his playing today and he is constantly setting new standards for what can be achieved with a guitar…” - Music-News

Listen to Vieux on Spotify.

As a passionate champion for the people of Mali and The Sahel, Vieux founded the charity Amahrec Sahel in 2012. As part of Amahrec Sahel’s mission to support humanitarian reconstruction and culture, the charity has provided school supplies for children, supported an orphanage in Bamako, and provided musical instruments for young musicians in Mali. Vieux is also the director of The Ali Farka Touré Foundation, an international organization dedicated to the preservation of Ali’s legacy and the cultural growth of Mali.

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  • Kiersten Birondo
  • Brandi Bousley
  • Kyle Kaifesh
  • Rahul Dhargalkar

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