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Vieux Farka Toure + Soul Cannon

Vieux Farka Toure + Soul Cannon

plus Last Good Tooth

plus Last Good Tooth

Event Type: music/performance, dance party, indie/rock, world

Wed Apr 12 7:30pm
$25, $22 members | + $3 at the door General Public tickets › Members tickets ›

Overview

Overview Vieux Farka Toure + Soul Cannon

JUST ANNOUNCED: The Marquee Lounge will be open and DJ Balagan & DJ Chris Brooks will be spinning deep cuts to get you moving

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Come out for a West Africa meets Baltimore dance party!

Called "The Hendrix of the Sahara," Creative Alliance is thrilled to bring Vieux Farka Touré, the son of the late, legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure, back to the stage. The elder Ali Farka Touré came from a historical tribe of soldiers, and defied his parents by becoming a musician. When Ali's son 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 as a musician. Rather, he wanted Vieux to become a soldier, but shortly before Ali passed away,  he gave Vieux his blessings to become a musician. 

Vieux inherited his father's astonishing guitar techniques and remains true to his father's legacy while forging his own sound using elements of rock, Latin music, and other African influences. Vieux Farka Toure has clearly established himself as one of the world’s rare musical talents and guitar virtuosos with a distinct style that pays homage to the past while looking towards the future.

Join us for this rare opportunity to hear music that is equal parts modern and ancient, haunting and playful, subtle and visceral.

Baltimore’s own Soul Canon opens the night, and ignites the room.  Fronted by the irrepressibly energetic rapper Eze Jackson, Soul Cannon lay down a thick, funky groove tearing apart the guts of hip-hop's musical workings.

7:30PM | $25, $22 members | + $3 at the door | Seating is limited and the dance floor is open.

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