ZAZA MUSIC PRESENTS: VIEUX FARKA TOURE
One of Africa’s most vibrant and masterful artists, showcasing his new album Samba, with his power trio.
Son of the legendary Ali Farka Toure, expect hypnotic desert blues, high energy guitar work and African-style rock n roll from the ‘Hendrix of the Sahara’
With Samba, Vieux Farka Toure achieves unprecedented artistic depth and range – while he’s been praised for years for his high-energy, rocking performances, his free-spirited energy on-stage has finally been captured on a studio album. The styles on Samba are impressively diverse, covering dance-friendly desert rock, reggae and electric funk to haunting grooves, pulsing acoustic desert blues as well a touch of melancholic beauty. Samba is a brilliant culmination of Vieux’s decade-long exploration of different sounds and styles, all masterfully strung together into a album that is at once varied and full of surprises, yet also a clear and cohesive expression of Vieux’s identity as one of Africa’s most vibrant and masterful modern artists.
‘Still a commanding presence, though he makes it look easy and so serene, emanating almost uninterrupted waves of phaser-effect guitar permutations and nuanced fretboard noodling, Touré continues to languidly merge his own lyrical form of worship and goodwill with the blues, rock and R&B’ Monolith Cocktail
‘Toure is approaching a creative peak … Just another magnificent album from the ‘Hendrix of the Sahara’’ ★★★★★ Music-News
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