Vieux Farka Toure at the Skirball Cultural Center
The Skirball Cultural Center presents Vieux Farka Toure, guitarist, singer, songwriter, percussionist, and son of the late great Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
L.A. debut! The music of Vieux Farka Toure represents a historic passing of the torch. A talented guitarist, singer, songwriter and percussionist, Vieux Farka Toure crafts songs in the rich Sonrai tradition of his father, the late legendary Malian guitarist and multiple Grammy award-winner Ali Farka Toure. In Vieux's music, ancient African melodies meet the blues and contemporary influences. His self-titled album has been at the top of the CMJ (College Music Journal) charts for months.
"How do you follow in the footsteps of a giant? Like this." -Charlie Gillett, Observer Music Monthly
Take a thirty-minute "express tour" of the Skirball galleries before each concert, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Free. No reservation needed.
Thursday, August 9
Holidays Gallery (in Visions and Values)
Cost: Free admission; limited seating, first-come, first-served; no reservations necessary; doors open at 7 PM. Parking fees now being charged. $5 or $10 (see below)
NOTE: NEW PARKING FEES -- $5 for cars carrying three or more people; otherwise $10 per car - Cash only. Carpooling encouraged.
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Sponsor(s): The Skirball Cultural Center