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Payin' Dues: Vieux Farka Touré

Malian desert bluesman inspired by John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix and his dad Ali Farka Touré.

BORN IN MALI in 1981, the son of Ali Farka Touré has five albums to his name, bookended by 2007’s self titled debut and last year’s Touristes.Match fit from a recent UK tour, he is set to record his sixth. He says: “I want to do something that is very simple, but also with a very big sound, real rock’n’roll from Africa.”


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