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Pygmalion: Vieux Farka Toure

Rose Bowl Tavern

106 N. Race St.

Urbana, Illinois 61801


(217) 367-7031


Category

Music

Hours

September 24, 2022

9:15pm - 10:30pm

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Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, who died in 2006. Ali Farka Touré came from a historical tribe of soldiers, and defied his parents in becoming a musician. When Vieux was in his teens, he declared that he also wanted to be a musician. His father disapproved due to the pressures he had experienced being a musician. Rather, he wanted Vieux to become a soldier. But with help from family friend the kora maestro Toumani Diabaté, Vieux eventually convinced his father to give him his blessing to become a musician shortly before Ali passed.

Category

Music

Hours

September 24, 2022

9:15pm - 10:30pm

View Website

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