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Vieux Farka Touré

Sunday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

7PM
$30 ($34 day of); $27 WKC Member ($30 day of); $12 under 19

Vieux Farka Touré is breaking new ground for West African music with his innovative blend of Malian blues, praise song, funk, reggae, and rock. Backed by the hypnotic grooves of his trio, Touré lets loose with exceptional solos, earning him the moniker “Hendrix of the Sahara.”
With 11 critically acclaimed albums in his repertoire, Vieux Farka Touré has established himself as one of Africa’s most dazzling guitarists as well as one of its most exciting musicians.

Vieux Farka Touré – guitar and lead vocals
Mamadou Kone – drumset, calabash drum, backing vocals
Marshall Henry – bass

“The son of the late Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré inherited his dad’s dazzlingly fluid phrasing but clearly also digs the fiery African blues rock of bands like Tinariwen. Here, he joins American peers for a crossover set that slays”—Rolling Stone.

“He combines the prowess of a global superstar with a down-to-earth charisma and this is a hot ticket with a down-home feel”—Metro, London.

Greenane Farms will be on-site, selling their delicious Mexican Food before the show, starting at 5pm.
Concert tickets are available (below) until 7pm on Saturday. Limited tickets will be available at the door, starting at 6pm on Sunday. Doors open at 6:30.

Menu
Pollo Loco (marinated grilled chicken)
with rice & black beans and summer salad
($20)

Veggie Fajitas
with rice & black beans and summer salad
($15)

(partial plates available)

 

 

Details

Date:
Sunday, August 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Phone:
607-278-5454