Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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

Hello all -
Vieux Farka Toure is playing 2 shows in the area this week: PROVIDENCE & BOSTON
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.

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