Vieux Farka Touré - Full Show (WYCE Live @ Wealthy Theatre Concert Series) - Video
DESCRIPTION: The WYCE Live at Wealthy Concert Series helps benefit Grand Rapids area non-profit organizations, and brings in some musical performances you won't find anywhere else in town. Proceeds from this concert went to benefit Ebony Road Players - a local theatre troupe presenting performances that focus on the Black experience.
Support from Peaches Bed & Breakfast and Brewery Vivant.
Video production by Wealthy Theatre & GRTV September 8th, 2014
Known as the "Hendrix of the Sahara," Mali-born Boureima “Vieux” Farka Touré is the son of legendary guitar player Ali Farka Touré. His live performances are highly energized and Vieux is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar, as well as his palpable charisma and luminous smile, both of which captivate audiences in spite of any language barriers, though Vieux speaks eight languages. While remaining true to the roots of his father's music, he uses elements of rock, Latin music, and other African influences to create a sound all his own.