Vieux Farka Touré
It cannot be easy living in the shadow of Africa’s greatest bluesman Ali Farka Touré. Yet, Brahima Aly Farka Touré, aka Vieux Farka Touré, has managed to impose his precocious talents on the guitar, thanks to a remarkably assured debut album. On this eponymous CD, Vieux has added elements of rock and reggae to the Sahara blues his father pioneered. He has been assisted in his musical quest by kora master Toumani Diabaté. His international career took a further promising step with his showcase appearance at the 2007 WOMEX.