Sat, Apr 18 Special Engagements
Vieux Farka Touré
Time 8:00 pm
As part of a highly active 30th anniversary year, Coastal Jazz is pleased to join forces with Caravan World Rhythms to present one of the most compelling artists of our time.
Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Malian desert blues guitarist and singer Vieux Farka Touré returns to Vancouver for a highly anticipated performance at Fortune Sound Club on Saturday, April 18.
Vieux, son of the legendary Ali Farka Touré, has since stepped out from his late father’s shadow and has received critical acclaim all over the world, and warmed the hearts of his audiences. Tearing off screeds of his orientally-flavoured guitar, Vieux takes the desert blues into a more rocking direction. At times the hypnotic grooves of his music acquire a psychedelic tinge, elsewhere they affirm his connection to tradition.