Vieux Farka Toure

Spaceland & Levitt LA Present

Vieux Farka Toure

Fri June 30, 2017

7:30 pm

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

This event is all ages

Vieux Farka Toure
Vieux Farka Toure
Often referred to as "The Hendrix of the Sahara", Vieux Farka Toure was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure, who died in 2006. 
Ali Farka Touré came from a historical tribe of soldiers, and defied his parents in becoming a musician. When Vieux was in his teens, he declared that he also wanted to be a musician. His father disapproved due to the pressures he had experienced being a musician. Rather, he wanted Vieux to become a soldier. But with help from family friend the kora maestro Toumani Diabaté, Vieux eventually convinced his father to give him his blessing to become a musician shortly before Ali passed.

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