Malian singer Vieux Farka Touré coming to Wild Buffalo

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 24, 2013 

Vieux Farka Touré

Singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré from Mali performs Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.

ZEB GOODELL — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré pays tribute to his homeland of Mali, which has been splintered by territorial fighting between Tuareg and Islamic rebels since 2012, in his new album, "Mon Pays" ("My Country").

He performs Thursday, June 27, at Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. Bellingham reggae musician Krsna opens.

Often referred to as "The Hendrix of the Sahara," Vieux is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure, who died in 2006. In June 2010, Vieux performed at the opening concert for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Cover is $12. For more on his music, see vieuxfarkatoure.com.


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