Vieux Farka Touré 4/22 @ Terminal West!

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Vieux Farka Touré:
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.
Vieux was initially a drummer / calabash player at Mali's Institut National des Arts, but secretly began playing guitar in 2001. Ali Farka Touré was weakened with cancer when Vieux announced that he was going to record an album. Ali recorded a couple of tracks with him, and these recordings, which can be heard on Vieux's debut CD, were amongst his final ones. It has been said that the senior Touré played rough mixes of these songs when people visited him in his final days, at peace with, and proud of, his son's talent as a musician.

Lassine Kouyate:
Lassine Kouyate is the West African Mande roots-meets-American folk rock project of Georgia-based Americana and folk singer/songwriter Adam Klein. The project has opened for Toubab Krewe and The Wailers, and has performed at AthFest, SLINGSHOT Festival, Georgia Theatre, and Steve's Live Music, among other venues.

The band presents songs in the Bambara language with social messaging about Mali, its development, and local poverty issues, along with a number of English songs connected by a common lyrical theme. Klein lived in Mali from 2002- 2004 as a Peace Corps Volunteer and brings a familiarity with Bambara, Mande culture, and Malian music. In 2012 Klein released his first collection of acoustic Mande-influenced songs, Dugu Wolo, on his Cowboy Angel Music label. Dugu Wolo was recorded in Bamako, Mali, and includes traditional Malian instrumentation- ngoni, kora, tama (talking drum), calabash, and njarka (horse hair fiddle)- coloring Klein’s Bambara folk tunes. A making-of-the-record documentary film is in the works, and the trailer can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkJiJR7uz4I
Lassine Kouyate’s all-star ensemble features Steve Abercrombie (Adam Klein & The Wild Fires) on bass; Brian Smith (Georgia Guitar Quartet; Revien) on electric guitar; Jamie DeRevere (efren) on drums; Jim Wilson (T. Hardy Morris; Moths) on djembe/shaker; Lucas McAuliffe (electric guitar) and Drew Hooks (percussion). On occasion the band has been joined by guest percussionist Sunny Ortiz of Widepsread Panic.

ADV $18 / DOS $20
18+
Doors: 8PM
Show: 9PM
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