Posts Tagged ‘Vieux Farka Toure’

Khaira Arby on Mali and Its Music

Like the recent appearance of Malian singer Vieux Farka Toure, tonight's Khaira Arby gig at DC9 carries some additional weight because of the political turmoil in their country. Now on her third tour of North America, this high-pitched wailer seems determined to develop a following on this side of the Atlantic. Over email, she answered [...]

Bombino and Vieux Farka Touré on the Upheaval in Mali

How will tonight’s gig from Niger Tuareg guitarist Bombino at DC9 and Thursday’s show from Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré at The Hamilton differ from their D.C. appearances in late 2011?  There may be musical differences, certainly. But as important is the sociopolitical context: a rebellion in North Mali and a coup in the south. Can you [...]

Guitarist Vieux Farka Toure Live Monday (and his new cd)

Nearly 3 years ago Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure’s debut release appeared.  It came out shortly after the death of his legendary guitar-playing father, Ali Farka Toure, known for his distinctive Malian Islamic roots in the desert meets John Lee Hooker style.  His father, before passing away from cancer, recorded four tracks with his son. [...]

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