"How do you follow in the footsteps of a giant? Like this." —Guardian (England)
Inheriting the musical legacy of his late father, Malian guitar legend Ali Farka Touré, as is the tradition in his country, young Vieux Farka Touré has now emerged as a major talent in his own right. His eponymous debut disc, bolstered by guest stars such as kora master Toumani Diabate, displays instant appeal. His guitar tone is rooted in the haunting, hypnotic sway of his father’s sound yet finds new dimensions with influences from his own generation. Afropop Worldwide called it "a beautifully realized debut," and Songlines says he’s "a worthy keeper of the flame."
Just as we were thrilled to introduce Ali Farka Touré to local fans back in 1995, we now welcome Vieux Farka Touré for this up-close showcase of Africa’s next generation of potent talent.
Official Website: http://www.wexarts.org/pa/index.php?eventid=2325
Added by Wexner Center on July 23, 2007