The “Hendrix of the Sahara,” eminent Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré is the son of the late desert blues pioneer Ali Farka Touré. His energetic live performances dazzle crowds with speed and dexterity, as well as his palpable charisma and luminous smile. 

Born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981, Touré was initially a drummer and calabash player at Mali’s Institut National des Arts, but secretly began playing guitar in 2001. His debut album, which featured tracks recorded with his father, followed the elder Touré’s musical tradition, giving new versions of the West African music that is echoed in the American blues. 

7380 E. Second St.
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