Vieux Farka Toure

Sunday 6th November

Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981 to Ali Farka Touré. Despite his father’s discouragement and his family’s lineage as a tribe of soldiers, Touré secretly took up the guitar and enrolled in the Institut National des Arts in Bamako, Mali.

 

Following the release of a remix album, UFOs Over Bamako in 2008,and multiple tours, Vieux released his second studio album in May 2009.[6] Fondo peaked at #5 on Billboard’s World Albums chart the week of 11 July 2009 and was included in the Village Voice‘s Top 100 list for 2009.

In June 2010, Vieux was invited to perform at the Opening Celebration of the other performers included ShakiraAlicia Keys and K’naan. That month, Vieux also released his first live album, LIVE

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