An internationally-acclaimed musician of Malian roots, Vieux Farka Touré, who plays the Highline Ballroom in August has clearly made a name for himself beyond the influence of his musician father.

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 dissaproved 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.

What: World Music Concert from Vieux Farka Toure
When: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 8 PM, Doors Open at 6 PM
Where: Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th St
New York, NY 10011

Tickets: Buy here for $20 - $42

More about Vieux Farka Touré on France Rocks: http://www.francerocks.com/artist/vieux-farka-toure/

Highline Ballroom 431 West 16th St New York, NY 10011

Vieux Farka Touré at Highline Ballroom

When
Aug 12, 2014 | 8 PM
Where
Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th St
New York, NY 10011

An internationally-acclaimed musician of Malian roots, Vieux Farka Touré, who plays the Highline Ballroom in August has clearly made a name for himself beyond the influence of his musician father.

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 dissaproved 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.

What: World Music Concert from Vieux Farka Toure
When: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 8 PM, Doors Open at 6 PM
Where: Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th St
New York, NY 10011

Tickets: Buy here for $20 - $42

More about Vieux Farka Touré on France Rocks: http://www.francerocks.com/artist/vieux-farka-toure/

 

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