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Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Touré, the second son of the late Ali Farka Touré, inherited his mantle, but his father never wanted him to be a musician and endure the same problems he had. Instead, Ali forbade his son from playing music and decreed that he'd become a soldier. But a father's wishes can't always be law; some children are destined to follow in their father's footsteps. Vieux was drawn to music, and growing up in his father's hometown of Niafunké and the Malian capital, Bamako, he began playing percussion, growing adept on both calabash and drum kit in spite of his father's antipathy. In 1999 Vieux became a student at the National Arts Institute in Bamako, taking up his father's instrument, the guitar, and writing his own music. During his tenure his ability developed, and by the time he graduated he'd become locally celebrated and able to play in the same style as his father. He became part of the group backing kora wizard Toumani Diabaté, who urged the Ali to give up and finally encourage his son. With Diabaté, Vieux gained valuable international experience that would serve him well when he began his career. In 2005 Vieux and producer Eric Herman began work on his solo debut, although Herman had to obtain permission from Ali and Diabaté before the sessions could take place. By that time Ali was in the later stages of the cancer that would kill him, and his work on the album was the last recording of his career. ~ Chris Nickson, Rovi
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Now I'm in a room with a "VIEUX"!!! :-D. ( .......sorry . . . . . . . . . c o u l d n ' t resist...... . . . . . g o i n back on my psychotropic meds now......:-$ . . . . . . . )
So much SOUL!!! Once I start listening 2 this music,I'm stuck here!!!
vrais music venant de l'inspiratio n des genies de la Savane Africaine. J'aime vraiment le style de music Ali farka, Vieux, Super biton de segou ou la music des chasseurs de Kaye, Fantani Toure. Adamou Mahamadou
wanjohi.mutu r i
Its is a brilliant song. Africa is truly blessed with great talent for the arts. Soothing,gen t l e music but conveys a strong message. Love it!
Genius lives within families, I am so happy to have discovered Vieux. Ali is still with us!
love love love!
Really enjoy the work of the Toure's...ve r y peaceful and spiritual. Beautiful music. Thanks Pandora for introducing me to their music.
The Cat can play.
a_ag21
It's beautiful!
amazing
sizzling it...
atp_47
jbehme, he is wearing a "kiss my rear end daddy" uniform
His father made have forbidden him to make music but when you unreasonably grind your heel into your children's dreams, your really standing on who they are. I suspect he still loves and respects his father though. I see in the picture here, he's wearing what looks like a military uniform.

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