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Vieux Farka Tour
est collaborative albums in the history of international music, drawing comparisons to Ali Farka Tour and Ry Cooders legendary Talking Timbuktu album.In 2013, Vieux Farka Tours beautiful and critically acclaimed latest album Mon Pays was released as an homage to his homeland. Being that his native Mali had recently been splintered by territorial fighting between Tuareg and Islamic rebels since January 2012, Mon Pays was devoted to reminding the world about the beauty and culture of his native Mali. Translated as My Country, this predominantly acoustic undertaking transformed into an artifact of cultural preservation. Two songs on the project -Future and Peace feature Sidiki Diabates kora leading an emotional charge complemented by Tours spectacular guitar work. Both tracks represent an important generational passing of the torch as Sidikis father, Toumani is considered one of the greatest living kora masters and was a close friend of Vieuxs father Ali. Mon Pays has been widely hailed as the most mature and lovely record yet from one of this generations most exciting artists to come out of Mali and one of world musics true rising stars.Vieux reunited with Idan Raichel in Paris to record, release and subsequently tour their 2nd collaborative album as The Tour-Raichel Collective in 2014. The result was yet another musical and critical triumph, titled The Paris Session (Cumbancha) revered by many as not just a musical gem for the ages but a powerful testimonial to the power of art and fraternity to transcend vast cultural and political divides. This year, Vieux is preparing to release another unexpected, genre-bending collaborative album, this time with New York-based singer Julia Easterlin, aptly titled Touristes. With each new project, Vieux expands his horizons, embraces new challenges and further entrenches his reputation as one of the worlds most talented and innovative musicians.
February 23, 2018
February 23, 2018
World Cafe Live World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 United States
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