Wednesday, September 24, 2008

[Wadabo_updates] Vieux Farka Toure, Times Deux

Hello all -
Vieux Farka Toure is playing 2 shows in the area this week: Providence
& Boston, so no matter where you are, you can check him out. The son
of Ali Farka Toure, Vieux certainly carries on the legacy proudly, yet
is also proudly his own musician. Returning to the area only a few
weeks after appearing as part of the African Tribute to James Brown
"Still Black, Still Proud" at the MFA, this time Vieux is bringing his
own band and his own music. A great time for sure.

First up is Providence on Friday:
This show is also a benefit. Here is their listing:

Come hear Vieux Farka Toure, called "Africa's Hendrix," blend
traditional folk, reggae, and funk music! And-- help build a malaria

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: Get tickets at or by calling
401 440 2396.
General public $25, Students $10 suggested donation.
More Info: 401-440-2396 or

There is also a facebook page for this event:

On Saturday, he comes up to Boston (Somerville actually, but . . . )
to play 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)

World Music's Listing:
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.

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