Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara,” Vieux Farka Touré is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré. Vieux pays homage to his father and follows Ali’s musical tradition, giving new versions of West African music that is echoed in the American blues. Vieux is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar, as well as his palpable charisma. See Vieux perform a stripped-down set on Church Street on Saturday, or get the full experience at Nectar’s on Friday evening. 

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