VIEUX FARKA TOURE FACT FILE

>> He was born in 1981>> He is the son of Ali Farka Toure, the renowned Malian guitar player.

>> He was born in 1981
>> He is the son of Ali Farka Toure, the renowned Malian guitar player.
>> He studied at the National Arts Institute in Bamako, Mali.
>> Although, he studied off playing the same music as the father, as he grew, he did his own genre different from his father’s.
>> He recorded his very first solo album in 2005.
>> He has three studio recorded albums and one live recorded album.
>> His father Ali had his last recordings on the Vieux’s first album.
>> His father never wished him to be a singer
>> Vieux performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
>> He featured on the group’s album The Tel Aviv Session which featured Germany-Israeli singer-songwriter Idan Raichel, Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane

 

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