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Vieux Farka Touré
Phone (206) 441-9729
Price $24.50
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Jazz World

Vieux Farka Touré

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 7:30p

Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara,” Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure, who died in 2006. 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… Show more

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Vieux Farka Touré, the second son of the late Ali Farka Touré, inherited his mantle, but his father never wanted him to be a musician and endure the same problems he had. Instead, Ali forbade his son from playing music and decreed that he'd become a soldier....
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Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
2033 Sixth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-9729
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