VIEUX FARKA TOURE`

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Vieux Farka Toure~ 14th Annual Small World Music Festival  ~
Presented in association with Batuki Music Society

**IMPORTANT NOTICE – Due to unforseen circumstances Julia Easterlin will no longer be performing at this event. **

Advance tickets $25 / Door $35
Purchase now: http://bit.ly/1W5MUya
Tickets available online or at Soundscapes

The Small World Festival is thrilled to welcome back one of our favourite artists. Vieux Farka Touré is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar, as well as his palpable charisma and luminous smile, both of which captivate audiences around the world.

“Vieux’s mesmeric, curling grooves and dazzling fluid phrasing are an earful of fresh air. ” — The Times (London)

Son of Malian music legend Ali Farka Touré, Vieux has transcended his family legacy to become a true world music superstar in his own right, forging a singular identity as a singer, guitarist, and composer whose influences range far beyond his homeland. He was strongly discouraged from playing music by his father, who wanted to spare his son from the harsh realities of a musician’s life. Despite the paternal disapproval, he began playing guitar with the encouragement of Malian kora virtuoso Toumani Diabaté. Touré’s 2007 self-titled debut album was an unmistakable statement of purpose, full of richly soulful songs that blended the African guitar tradition with American blues and rock, all built on Touré’s virtuoso guitar playing – a signature that cemented his reputation as the ‘Hendrix of the Sahara’.

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