Vieux Farka Toure

Mali guitar legend Ali Farka Touré's son has wisely chosen to adapt his dad's Saharan blues guitar style into a Western-influenced instrument of raw electric power, and he has a terrific new live album. As the galvanizing lead guitarist in what, for all its traditional melodies and rhythms, is essentially a bassless rock band (complete with a real rock drummer), Touré extends songs from his debut album and his father's repertoire into vamping jams that illuminate the family sound's flashpoint connection to Delta blues.
Thu., July 29, 10 p.m., 2010

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