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Vieux Farka Touré Tour Includes Free Celebrate Brooklyn Show

Renowned Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré is returning to the US for summer and fall tour that includes, notably, a free concert at BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 16th. 

Here are the dates Vieux Farka Touré will be playing in the United States:

7/16 @ Celebrate Brooklyn – Brooklyn, NY [info]8/16 @ SF Jazz Center – San Francisco, CA [info]8/18 @ Kuumbwa Center – Santa Cruz, CA [info]8/20 @ Harlow’s Nightclub – Sacramento, CA [info]8/21 @ The Casbah – San Diego, CA [info]8/22 @ Levitt Pavilion – Pasadena, CA  [info]9/12 @ Ironwood – Austin, TX [info]9/13 @ Guthrie Green – Tulsa, OK [info]9/18 @ Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA [info]9/19 @ Mass MoCA – North Adams, MA [info]9/20 @ Johhny D’s Uptown – Boston, MA [info]9/22 @ Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT [info]9/23 @ 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH  [info]9/25 @ Iridium – New York, NY  [info]9/26 @ Creative Alliance – Baltimore, MD  [info]9/27 @ Howard Theatre – Washington, DC  [info]10/02 @ Old Town School – Chicago, IL  [info]10/03 @ Dakota Jazz Club – Minneapolis, MN  [info]10/07 @ Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR  [info]10/09 @ The Crocodile – Seattle, WA  [info]10/11 @ Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA  [info]

These are the details for Touré's FREE Celebrate Brooklyn show:

What: FREE Outdoor Concert featuring: Vieux Farka Touré / Tamikrest / DJ Dakar When: July 16, 2015 at 7:30PM (Gates at 6:30PM)Where: CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell9th Street & Prospect Park West Brooklyn, NY 11215More info about the concert on BRIC's website

About Vieux Farka TouréThe heir apparent to the African guitar throne, VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ—son of the late Malian six-string magician Ali Farka Touré—plays “…original guitar music of such fluidity, technique, rhythmic invention, and passion, that it is virtually unequaled.” (AllMusic) Throughout his career, Touré has been part of spectacular collaborations: his debut album featured the kora master Toumani Diabaté as well as some of Vieux’s father’s final recorded contributions; other projects have featured work with Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks, John Scofield, Sidiki Diabaté, and the Israeli superstar Idan Raichel, with whom he has released two albums. 2015 will see him release Touristes, an unexpected, genre-bending collaboration with NYC-based singer Julia Easterlin, who appears tonight as a special guest.

Find out more about Vieux Farka Touré on his France Rocks page here