The son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, Vieux Farka Touré is now considered, as RnR Magazine says, “One of the world's greatest guitarists.” With influences of rock, Latin music, jazz, and other African influences, Vieux has a reputation as one of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians.
“Toure’s guitar playing is, frankly, incredible … The man is a master showman but he leaves it to his music to produce the fireworks … There is no one who can approach his playing today and he is constantly setting new standards for what can be achieved with a guitar…” - Music-News
Listen to Vieux on Spotify.
As a passionate champion for the people of Mali and The Sahel, Vieux founded the charity Amahrec Sahel in 2012. As part of Amahrec Sahel’s mission to support humanitarian reconstruction and culture, the charity has provided school supplies for children, supported an orphanage in Bamako, and provided musical instruments for young musicians in Mali. Vieux is also the director of The Ali Farka Touré Foundation, an international organization dedicated to the preservation of Ali’s legacy and the cultural growth of Mali.
Youth (Infants-Grades 12): $10
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Vieux Farka Touré is brought to the Rozsa Stage with the support of:
This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
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