Vieux Farka Touré - The Secret - out may 24th on Six Degrees Records
Vieux Farka Touré - The Secret
(CD/Digital) Six Degrees Records SDR11792, 2011-05-24
With his 2010 World Cup performance before a billion people in Johannesburg, South Africa, Vieux Farka Touré has become one of the most celebrated African guitarists in history. Unanimously hailed as one of the best contemporary African music releases of the year, his last studio album, Fondo saw Vieux emphatically emerging out of the famous shadow of his father, beloved African super star Ali Farka Touré - with excursions into jam-rock and electronic virtuosity, fused with the sublime elements of Malian and West African rhythms. Fondo largely made the boundaries between rock and world music immaterial. Vieux takes a dramatic next step with his new record, The Secret, produced by Soulive's Eric Krasno and featuring collaborations with guitar greats, Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers Band) & John Scofield as well as an inspired vocal contribution from Dave Matthews, and Vieux's final collaboration with his legendary father, Ali Farka Touré.
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