Since the death of Ali Farka Touré, the African fingerpicking torch has been passed onto his son Vieux Farka Touré. The *vieux* part in his name is intended as a cheeky joke, as it means *old*. Ah, we really do miss the old Touré, he’ll always remain our favorite pick of the African guitarists. At least there’s Vieux to keep our hopes up and with a new sound and some experimental playing styles.
Vieux Farka Touré has a brand new album out, titled “Live” as it consists of songs recorded live at worldwide concerts. Here’s a free download to one of the new songs.
Listen/order Live from the Six Degrees online store