Fresh off the World Cup Opening Ceremony stage, Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure is the first artist to be signed to Modiba’s new management division. Vieux’s debut album was produced and released by Modiba in 2007 to critical acclaim, and he has since risen to perform some of the world’s premier stages and festivals. His newly released ‘Vieux Farka Touré Live!’ album showcases his always incredible in-concert sound, and is already earning rave reviews.
Backed by a band of musicians utterly in tune with the guitarist’s musical vision, Vieux Farka Touré Live showcases Vieux’s considerable skill as a lead player as well as his uncanny improvisational abilities and resonant vocals. Using Sahara blues as his base, Vieux intricately weaves a musical tapestry tinged with elements of rock, reggae, and funk. Utilizing both acoustic and electric instruments, employing call-and-response and African percussion, he evokes a transcendent mood, which keeps building until it reaches a soul-stirring climax.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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