Vieux Farka Touré to Perform at Small World Music Festival 2015

Vieux Farka Touré
Vieux Farka Touré

Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré is set to perform at Revival Bar in Toronto on Thursday, October 1st. Vieux Farka Touré is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar, as well as his palpable charisma and luminous smile, both of which captivate audiences around the world.

Son of Malian music legend Ali Farka Touré, Vieux has transcended his family legacy to become a true world music superstar in his own right, forging a singular identity as a singer, guitarist, and composer whose influences range far beyond his homeland. Touré’s new album, titled Touristes, is a collaboration with New York-based singer Julia Easterlin. Mixing traditional Malian songs and the sounds of ancient Africa with blues and rock, Vieux Farka Touré creates world music for the 21st century.

Vieux Farka Touré’s discography includes Mon Pays, Vieux Farka Toure, Fondo, Live, The Secret, and Vieux Farka Toure Remixed: UFOs Over Bamako.

Presented in association with Batuki Music Society
Thursday, October 1st at 9:00 pm / Doors 8:00 pm
Revival Bar, 783 College Street, Toronto
Tickets: $25 Advance / $35 door
smallworldmusic.thundertix.com
More details at http://www.smallworldmusic.com

Author: World Music Central News Department

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