Vieux Farka Touré is so fleet-fingered that he never uses one note when he’s got room for six—and it seems like he can always make room. Seeing the guitarist play live, as he slips in and around the beat in a blur of koras and Malian percussion, is a mesmerizing experience, one that your friends at Afropop and the World Music Institute want you to have for yourself.
We’re giving away tickets to Vieux Farka Touré’s Oct. 1 show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. If you’re in the area, or can get here, enter to win by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Vieux Farka Touré” in the subject line.
Win or lose, in New York or not, you should definitely try to see him on this brief tour of the northeast U. S. and Canada before he dashes off to Europe. His playing is quick and so is this visit.