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Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure
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Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Vieux Farka Toure performs at the Bumbershoot Music Lounge.

October 13, 2009 At Bumbershoot, Vieux Farka Toure performed an acoustic set of his desert blues music.

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July 23, 2008 To conclude a special episode in Bristol, Va./Tenn., guests take on a local hero's most famous tune.

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July 8, 2008 The son of a great Malian bluesman performs with Mama Sissoko on ngoni, a precursor of the banjo.

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Interviews & Profiles

Idan Raichel (left) and Vieux Farka Toure's new collaborative album is  The Tel-Aviv Session.

April 15, 2012 Idan Raichel and Vieux Farka Toure collaborated on the cross-cultural album The Tel Aviv Session.

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May 26, 2009 Also on the show: Sunset Rubdown, Danger Mouse with Sparklehorse, and Crosby, Stills and Nash demos.

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May 19, 2009 Hear an exclusive first listen of the African guitarist's long-awaited new album, Fondo.

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November 4, 2007 All Songs Considered presents some of the best African music out right now.

February 1, 2007 A sophomore release from Bloc Party; Introspective Scotsman James Yorkston; The Animal Collectiv...

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News

Fatoumata Diawara and some of her musical collaborators on "Voices United for Mali" at a press conference held in Bamako, Mali on Jan. 17, 2013.

January 18, 2013 In a new song, 40 top musicians from Mali demand peace for their shattering country.

Reviews

Vieux Farka Toure (left) and Idan Raichel, collaborating as The Toure-Raichel Collective, released The Tel-Aviv Session on March 26.

April 9, 2012 Idan Raichel and Vieux Farka Toure capture magic from spontaneity in The Tel Aviv Session.

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Vieux Farka Toure's "Borei" has all the energy of  classic African pop,  paired with exuberant call-and-response vocals and  blistering guitar  solos.

June 28, 2011 "Borei" has all the energy of classic African pop, complete with blistering guitar solos.

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June 30, 2009 Banning Eyre reviews two recent releases by Vieux Farka Toure and Justin Adams with Juldeh Camara.

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May 26, 2009 Also on the show: Sunset Rubdown, Danger Mouse with Sparklehorse, and Crosby, Stills and Nash demos.

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February 16, 2007 The son of great African guitarist Ali Farka Toure has his own self-titled debut album.

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More Stories

Vieux Farka Touré performs live on Mountain Stage.

December 17, 2013 Watch the Mali-born guitarist perform songs with his band, live on stage in West Virginia.

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Calm down, Thom. The King of Limbs didn't make the cut for our 25 favorite albums of the year so far, but at least one of us still loves you.

June 21, 2011 NPR Music staffers defend half a dozen albums that were left off the list of our 25 favorites.

The African Jazz Pioneers kick it, South Africa style.

June 15, 2010 In the midst of a World Cup frenzy, here's a chance to sample jazz from the "rainbow nation."

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The Tel Aviv Session

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  • Album: The Tel Aviv Session
  • Artist: The Toure-Raichel Collective
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  • Released: 2012
 

Secret

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  • Album: Secret
  • Artist: Vieux Farka Touré
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • Released: 2011
 

Fondo

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  • Artist: Vieux Farka Touré
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • Released: 2009
 

Tell No Lies

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  • Album: Tell No Lies
  • Artist: Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara
  • Label: Real World
  • Released: 2009
 

Rokku Mi Rokka

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  • Album: Rokku Mi Rokka
  • Artist: Youssou N'Dour
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2007
 

Hera Ma Nono

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  • Album: Hera Ma Nono
  • Artist: Extra Golden
  • Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Released: 2007
 

Bokoor Beats Afro Beat @ Highlife

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  • Album: Bokoor Beats Afro Beat @ Highlife
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Vieux Farka Touré

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  • Album: Vieux Farka Touré
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  • Label: World Village
  • Released: 2007