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Vieux Farka Touré Trio

KST Presents

Africa’s next guitar hero…This exponent of African blues has developed a remarkably varied style.
—The Guardian


Now featuring Vieux Farka Touré Trio, this one-night music event will include music from Touré’s recent collaborative recording, Touristes, as well as a variety of songs from his extensive and crowd-pleasing repertoire.

Vieux has released six albums and performed at the opening concert for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in June 2010. Known for his highly energizing concerts and technical skill on the guitar, Vieux continues to take on new challenges as one of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians. His most recent recording, Touristes debuted at #1 on the iTunes’ world music chart upon its release last week, and includes six original songs, three startling covers—including Bob Dylan, Fever Ray, and Appalachian folk—and one new song built upon a classic West African tune. Touristes is equal parts modern and ancient, haunting and playful, subtle and visceral.

NOTE: Due to a family emergency, vocalist Julia Easterlin, previously on the bill, has taken leave from the announced line up.

Part of KST’s World Stage Series, made possible with support from The Benter Foundation and individual contributors to the World Stage Fund.

Tickets & Details

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
8p Show :: 7p Pre-Show Mixer
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave :: Map

Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.