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Past Event Sound Series: Vieux Farka Touré with special guest DJ Pandemic Pete

Vieux Farka Touré stands near the edge of a body of water near a tree. He is wearing a red outfit and holding a red and black guitar.

Photo by Kiss Diouara

We welcome Malian singer and guitarist, Vieux Farka Touré. The son of Grammy-winning musician Ali Farka Touré, Vieux’s globally-minded music blends traditional African melodies and instrumentation with modern electric guitar and rock structures. His 2017 release, Samba (meaning second son in his native Songhai) was recorded in front of a live studio audience in Woodstock, New York. Last year, Vieux collaborated with Houston-based psych-rock band Khruangbin on the album Ali, which reimagines a selection of songs by his father, Ali Farka Touré. And he also released Les Racines, which translates as ‘the roots’ and represents a deep reconnection with the Songhai music of Northern Mali. DJ Pandemic Pete opens the evening.

  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Vieux Farka Touré’s performance begins at 8:30 p.m.
  • This performance is primarily standing room only. Limited seating is available upon advance request. We are committed to offering inclusive, engaging experiences for people of all abilities. To request accommodations to enhance your visit, please contact or call 412.237.8354.


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