Vieux Farka Touré
Let’s Dance Series
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Doors: 6 PM | Show: 8 PM
Brooklyn Bowl – 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
Tickets: Advance $25 | Day of Show $30
Co-presented with Brooklyn Bowl
Standing Room Only
Malian master guitarist, vocalist, and social activist Vieux Farka Touré returns to the NYC stage after his 2016 WMI performance at (le) poisson rouge – this time as part of our Let’s Dance series. This appearance follows the release of his most recent solo album Les Racines in which he pays tribute to the deep roots of the desert blues tradition made famous worldwide by his father, the late Ali Farka Touré, as well as a collaboration with the Texan funk/rock trio Khruangbin – a very personal reimagining of songs composed by his father aptly titled Ali.
The Independent says of Vieux’s artistry “Every now and then, if you’re very lucky, you get to witness a live performance that blows everything else away” and The Guardian hails him as “Africa’s next guitar hero”.
The LET’S DANCE series brings us all together on the dance floor moving our bodies to the infectious beats of DJs and live bands from around the world.