VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ
19 MAY | BARBICAN HALL
Vieux Farka Touré comes to Barbican Hall for a truly unique evening – the international premiere of his traditional, acoustic quintet. It’s the first time this line-up has played outside of Mali to date. He’ll bring his own compositions to the stage as well as his father’s well loved classics.
Vieux Farka Touré has firmly cemented his name and star power alongside his esteemed father Ali Farka Touré, both in songwriting and masterful guitarwork: oscillating artfully between Malian Folk, with the unique instrumentation and style of Songhai’s deep musical tradition, and the Deert Blues: which first made the Farka Touré name legend.
With six solo albums, including the critically acclaimed Mon Pays, Farka Touré’s recent dual-release of Ali – a collaboration with Khraungbin, and Les Racines – a mature, traditionalist’s record said to be “outstanding” by The Guardian – have propelled him to fame.
Venue: Barbican Hall, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS
Door times: 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Earth Cruises donates 10% of profit from all shows to carefully selected causes. This year, Earth Cruises’ charity of choice is Hackney Migrant Centre who provide support for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in need through the provision of free advice on immigration, welfare and health.