Music Review: Vieux Farka Toure


Vieux Farka Touré seems to be doing his own thing musically, despite his father’s expectation that he would enter the military. He was in London promoting his new album, Fondo (“the road”), which mixes traditional Malian music with rock and roll, reggae, pop and salsa–something Farka Touré has described as Koroboro rock or black African rock. But other influences have crept in as well, reflecting Farka Touré’s admission that his iPod includes everything from hip hop to American country to Bollywood soundtracks. He even has a soft spot for pop ballads from the likes of Phil Collins and Bryan Adams.

The full blog post is at INTELLIGENT LIFE

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