Friday, September 26, 2008

Re: [Wadabo_updates] Vieux Farka Toure playing Boston & Providence - This weekend

Another quick note on the Providence Vieux Farka Toure concert - if
you are from Mali (and other countries in West Africa), you can get in
at the door for $10, rather than the general admission price of $25. .

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 3:30 PM, <> wrote:
> Hello all -
> Vieux Farka Toure is playing 2 shows in the area this week: PROVIDENCE &
> Check him out, he puts on a great and fun show, you can hear his father (Ali
> Farka Toure) for sure, but he is also his own man. very enjoyable.
> Read on . . .
> Come hear Vieux Farka Toure, called "Africa's Hendrix," blend traditional
> folk, reggae, and funk music! And-- help build a malaria clinic!
> WHO: Vieux Farka Toure, hailed a "remarkable debut" by Rolling Stone,
> praised by Billboard Magazine
> WHAT: Unbelievable concert and benefit
> WHEN: Friday, September 26th, 8 PM
> WHERE: Brown University's Alumni Hall, 194 Meeting Street
> WHY: All proceeds go to building a malaria clinic for 60,000 people in
> Vieux's home country of Mali!
> HOW: Buy online at or by calling 401
> 440 2396.
> General public $25, Students $10 suggested donation.
> More Info: 401 440 2396 or
> SATURDAY - BOSTON (Somerville actually, but . . . )
> Vieux plays the Somerville Theater @ 8 pm
> Somerville Theatre
> 55 Davis Square
> Somerville, 02145
> Reserved seating
> $30.00, $25.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)
> Vieux Farka Touré crafts Malian blues songs in the rich Sonrai tradition of
> his late father, famed guitarist Ali Farka Touré. Joined by a quintet, Vieux
> draws on haunting Saharan blues and traditional Malian melodies and infuses
> them with his own global influences to create an irresistible Afro-pop sound
> all his own.
> see you at the shows.
> peace.
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