Vieux Farka Touré
Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré is the son of legendary Grammy award winning Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré. Vieux stepped onto his own world stage in 2010 when he performed at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Inspired by the Malian griot traditions, Vieux Farka Touré has carved his own musical identity blending rock, funk, latin music and other African influences, yet remaining true to the roots of his father’s music.
Known and admired for his percussive dance rhythms, his live performances are highly energized, captivating crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar and his magnificent vocal performances.