Vieux Farka Touré will be returning to the US for a Summer Tour not to be missed. His third studio album, The Secret, continues to receive rave reviews. His live shows have been paired down to a power trio consisting of Vieux on vocals/guitar, Mamadou Sidibe on bass, and drummer/multi-percussionist Tim Keiper rounding out the lineup.
Guest musicians on The Secret include Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks from the Allman Brothers Band, jazz master John Scofield and Ivan Neville on organ and Eric Herman on bass. Rounding out The Secret’s sound are a whole host of musicians like Ali Magassa on rhythm guitar, Souleymane Kane on calabash and djembe, Tim Keiper on drums and pandeiro, Mamadou Sidibe on bass, Ganda Tounkara on ngoni, Adama Goussibe on djembe and others.
Jazz Festival of Sa Pobla
Bidasoa Folk Fest
Brighton Music Hall
South Island Field
New York, NY
Chapel Hill, NC
Grand Rapids, MI
Elinora Jazz Festival at Krannert
Cedar Cultural Center
- In North America: The Secret, Vieux Farka Toure, Vieux Farka Toure Remixed: UFOs Over Bamako, Fondo, Live,
- In Europe: The Secret, Vieux Farka Toure, Vieux Farka Toure Remixed: UFOs Over Bamako, Fondo, Live
Author: World Music Central News Department
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