Fast-rising London band, Waaju return to perform their sell out tribute to the late Ali Farka Toure on the great Malian singers birthday.
Ali Farka Touré is one of the African continent’s most internationally renowned musicians. His music is widely viewed as coming at an intersection between traditional Malian music and the North American musical tradition many believe it inspired, the blues.
His music has been featured in numerous TV shows and films, and Touré himself famously appeared in Martin Scorsese’s 2003 documentary Feel Like Going Home, which traced the roots of the blues back to its genesis in West Africa.
After the highly successful release of their debut record in May 2018, Waaju have established themselves with listeners globally. With a second record coming out next year, they're set to bring their highly original strain of Afro-Jazz to an even wider audience. To that end, the five-piece band are perfectly placed to present their live show showcasing some of Ali Farka Touré’s music.
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