The legendary African Orchestre Poly-Rythmo are back on the road for their first tour since 2011, celebrating 50 years together and accompanied by the release of a "Best Of" album in June 2018, after the success of their 2016 Madjiafalou album on prolific indie/afro label Because Music (Amadou + Mariam/ Manu Chao/ Metronomy/ Justic /Major Lazer)
This is a resolutely New Orleans style from the beginnings of jazz. You've found the hottest band to do the earliest jazz in years.
Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, who died in 2006. Ali Farka Touré came from a historical tribe of soldiers, and defied his parents in becoming a musician. When Vieux was in his teens, he declared that he also wanted to be a musician.