Vieux Farka Toure

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    March 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Taj Mahal, Ravi Shankar, Vieux Farka Touré Among Performers in SF Jazz Festival

    Cedric AngelesVieux Farka Touré​The nonprofit SFJAZZ announced its lineup today for the 28th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which runs from September 14 to November 20. Tickets go on sale Sunday, July 11, and prices vary for each concert. Highlights include:Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabaté and Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    True Soccer Anthems are Catchy, Curse-Laden, and Mean-Spirited

    BLK JKS: On the classier side of World Cup 2010 music​Don't be alarmed to turn on ESPN this month and hear some witty Englishman declare the arc of a round ball through space "inspired," "creative" or "clever." It's World Cup season -- the month-long Super Bowl-meets-Olympics-meets-Mardi Gras of t ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Vieux Plays Deux: Malian Guitarist Hits SF

    EKAphotography copyright 2009. all rights reservedVoodoo Child? Vieux Farka Toure​ It would be somewhat of a disservice to Vieux Farka Toure to call him the Jimi Hendrix of Malian music. Though he's definitely an innovator and an amazing player--sometimes given to playing behind his back, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Power to the Peaceful Announces Lineup, Afterparty

    EKAphotographyMichael Franti at 2008's PTTP​ Watch out, Outside Lands and TIMF! Power to the Peaceful--Michael Franti's annual free party in Golden Gate Park--has announced the lineup for this year's throwdown, which is expected to bring between 50 and 75 thousand people. The featured artists thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    My Big Fat World Music Weekend

    EKAphotographyRoom with a Vieux: Vieux Farka Toure In this economy, who has the means to travel internationally anymore? Luckily, with all the world music acts coming through the Bay Area of late, you don't have to have a passport, visa, hotel, and plane ticket to catch some of the most scintillati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Six Degrees Announces New Vieux Farka Toure Album

    Laura WilliamsAfrican Blues: Vieux Farka Toure SF's esteemed world music label Six Degrees have added to their already enviable track record (which includes Bebel Gilberto, Bossacucanova, Alice Russell, and Cheb I Sabbah) with Fondo, the latest album from Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure. The alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    High Sierra Fest Announces Lineup

    EKAphotographyGalactic (with guest emcee Boots Riley) at the Fillmore, 2007 We've enjoyed summer-like weather the past few days here in the Bay Area, so what better time to announce a summertime music and camping festival? Today, the High Sierra Music Festival, which takes place July 2-5 in Quincy ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Bonnaroo Lineup Announced

    BruceSpringsteen.netThe BossBreak out the Sharpie and circle your calendars. The lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Festival has just been announced, and suffice to say Woodstock and Lollapalooza have nothing on this. Just when you thought the four-day music and arts extravaganza, held on a farm in rural ... More >>

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    October 31, 2007
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