Vieux Farka Toure Launches

6 02 2007

by Derek Beres

Vieux Farka Toure
Vieux Farka Toure @ Pachita. Pic by Derek Beres

Malian artist Vieux Farka Toure is touring America for the first time, to rave reviews, such as this piece on Afropop by Senior Editor Banning Eyre. Last Friday’s show at Pachita, the upstairs lounge at Pacha, proved an extremely special evening. DJ performances by Nickodemus, Chris Annibell, DJ Center, Fabian Alsultany, Eccodek and the GOONDA crew, as well as live percussion by Jimmy Lopez and Baye Kouyate and trumpet by Maurice Brown, set the night ablaze. A special impromptou vocal performance by the soulful Maya Azucena and, of course, Vieux’s half-hour set, kept bodies rocking til the late hours. Keep it tuned here for more info on his upcoming release, UFOs Over Bamako: Vieux Remixed. For a pictorial wrap-up of the Pachita gig click here.

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