Preview: Vieux Farka Touré UK Tour (19th January – 5th February)


The so-called ‘Hendrix of the Sahara’ and his trusty and distinctive guitar will extensively tour the UK in few weeks time.

Vieux Farka Touré, one of the most preeminent and renowned Malian artists, will travel up and down England and Scotland with his trio for 15 gigs in three weeks between the 19th of January and the 5th of February.

As the musician revealed us during a recent interview, Vieux won’t perform his latest music effort called Touristes, which was written and produced in conjunction with singer Julia Easterlin.

In fact, the forthcoming UK tour will work as the first moment of truth for his project-in-progress, which he will release with the help of his power-rock trio. “I have played for years very often with just a drummer and bass player and to be honest, this is sometimes my favorite way to play. This is how I will play for the tour in the UK, and this is how I wish to record my next album”.

If you want to enjoy Touré’s music in the making and be among the first witnesses and listeners of his new material, don’t miss the chance to be delighted by a contemporary guitar master.


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