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Sessions Live Presents: Vieux Farka Toure (Blues, Rock, Reggae) Tix Req.
April 16 @ 2:00 pm
Boureima “Vieux” Farka Touré is a Malian singer and guitarist who is often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara.” He is the son of legendary Grammy-winning Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré. He released his first album in 2005 and, with each new project, Vieux expands his horizons, embraces new challenges and further entrenches his reputation as one of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians.
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. (Blues, Rock, Reggae)
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