Vieux Farka Toure

Don't miss Vieux Farka Toure, the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the Sahara’ and son of the Grammy-winning Malian musician Ali Farka Touré, at this year's Spree Festival!

Vieux Farka Toure

About Vieux Farka Toure

Tickets available from 9am on Wednesday 18th July 2018 via festival ticketing partner Ticketweb

Often referred to as ‘The Hendrix of the Sahara’, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. Son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, Vieux came from a historical tribe of soldiers, and defied his parents in becoming a musician. When Vieux was in his teens, he declared that he also wanted to be a musician. His father disapproved due to the pressures he had experienced being a musician. Rather, he wanted Vieux to become a soldier. But with help from family friend the kora maestro Toumani Diabaté, Vieux eventually convinced his father to give him his blessing to become a musician shortly before Ali passed.

Vieux was initially a drummer / calabash player at Mali’s Institut National des Arts, but secretly began playing guitar in 2001. Ali Farka Touré was weakened with cancer when Vieux announced that he was going to record an album. Ali recorded a couple of tracks with him, and these recordings, which can be heard on Vieux’s debut CD, were amongst his final ones. It has been said that the senior Touré played rough mixes of these songs when people visited him in his final days, at peace with, and proud of, his son’s talent as a musician.

On April 7, 2017, Vieux released his latest album ‘Samba’, recorded live in front of a small audience at Applehead Studio in Woodstock, NY. The album is already being hailed by critics as Vieux’s finest, most well-rounded and mature album to date.

With each new project, Vieux expands his horizons, embraces new challenges and further entrenches his reputation as one of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians.

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