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Vieux Farka Touré

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Mali guitar legend Ali Farka Toure’s son has wisely chosen to adapt
his dad’s Saharan blues guitar style into a Western-influenced
instrument of raw electric power on 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. GEHR

Thu., July 29, noon, 2010

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