If you've ever seen Vieux Farka Touré in concert, then you know it's an event you won't soon forget. If you haven't had the privilege, now is your chance to see what you've been missing. Vieux Farka Touré Live, out June 29th on Six Degrees Records, exhibits why VFT is one of the fastest rising acts on the international music scene. Following up his performance at the World Cup opening concert in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier this month, VFT Live gives listeners a taste of what makes him such a dynamic live act.
Vieux's self-titled solo debut, released in 2005 by Modiba Productions, introduced him to the world and symbolically passed the torch from his legendary father, Ali. While Ali was known as a bluesman of the desert, Vieux has established himself as the Hendrix of the Sahara. If people listened to his debut due to his father's reputation, people listened to his sophomore follow-up, Fondo, due the its widespread critical acclaim. VFT Live only builds on that progression, further establishing him as an African guitar hero.