Vieux Farka Toure to grace Accra’s Alliance Francaise
Vieux Farka Toure will be performing at the Alliance Francaise in Ghana, on December 1, 2012 at 8 p.m. This Malian singer and guitarist is the son of Grammy award-winning musician, Ali Farka Toure.
His style mixes west African sounds, latin rythms and elements of rock to provide a creatively eclectic genre that is somewhat difficult to define, but beautiful to listen to.
His live performances are highly energized and Vieux is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar, as well as his palpable charisma and luminous smile, both of which captivate audiences from all audiences in spite of any language barriers (although Vieux does speak 8 languages).
“The son of the late Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré inherited his dad’s dazzlingly fluid phrasing but clearly also digs the fiery African blues rock of bands like Tinariwen. Here, he joins American peers for a crossover set that slays”- Rolling Stone
This is a continuation of his Africa tour which started in Praia, Cape Verde on November 17, 2012. His next shows will be as follows:
|Tue. Dec 4, 2012||Le Centre Culturelle Français||Kumasi, Ghana|
|Fri. Dec 8, 2012||Le Centre Culturelle Français||Malabo, Equatorial Guinea|
|Tue. Dec 11, 2012||Le Centre Culturelle Français||Bata, Equatorial Guinea|
|Sat. Dec 15, 2012||Le Centre Culturelle Français||Libreville, Gabon|
|Wed. Dec 19, 2012||Le Centre Culturelle Français||Brazzaville, Congo|
|Sat. Dec 22, 2012||Le Centre Culturelle Français||Pointe-Noire, Congo|
|Wed. Jan 9, 2012||Le Centre Culturelle Français||Nairobi, Kenya|
|Fri. Jan 11, 2012||Le Centre Culturelle Français||Antananarivo, Madagascar|
|Thur. Jan 17, 2012||Le Centre Culturelle Français||Bulawayo, Zimbabwe|
|Sat. Jan 19, 2012||Bassline||Johannesburg, South Africa||Tickets|
|Sat. Jan 20, 2012||Rainbow Jazz Club||Durban, South Africa||Tickets|
|Sat. Jan 26, 2012||Le Centre Culturelle Français||Kigali, Rwanda|
|Tue. Jan 29, 2012||Le Centre Culturelle Français||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|Fri. Feb 1, 2013||UCLA Royce Hall||Los Angeles, CA||Tickets|
|Sat. Mar 23, 2013||L’estive||Foix, France||Tickets|
|Fri. April 12, 2013||L’arc||Rezé, France||Tickets|
|Sat. April 13, 2013||L’Espace Albert Camus||Maurepas, France||Tickets|