19 Jan - 5 Feb 2023
Jazz & Soul

Vieux Farka Touré and Support


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3rd Feb 2023
£20.16 includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
Seating Type
Celtic Connections 2023
Vieux Farka Touré is one of the world’s most respected guitarists and musicians. He returns here with his live band to perform from his extraordinary back catalogue and his critically acclaimed new album, Les Racines. The album is one that celebrates the universal adage that says to know where you’re going, you must know where you’ve come from.

Les Racines, translating as ‘the roots’, represents a deep reconnection with the traditional Songhai music of northern Mali. This is one of the northern West African musical traditions known in the West by the catch-all term ‘Desert Blues’. And Vieux’s roots run deeper than deep. The son of the late Ali Farka Touré, acclaimed as the finest guitarist Africa has ever produced, Vieux spent 2 years making Les Racines but the album had been gestating in his mind even longer. “I’ve had a desire to do a more traditional album for a long, long time. It’s important to me and to Malian people that we stay connected to our roots and our history,” Vieux explains. 

"I’m going to make a pronouncement. This is one of the albums of the year. It’s amazing - the whole album." (Elton John – October 2022)

Venue details

25 Albert Drive
G41 2PE
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