Celtic Connections 2012: Vieux Farka Touré

Celtic Connections presents

Celtic Connections 2012: Vieux Farka Touré

Vieux Farka Toure // Bwani Junction

Sun 5 Feb 2012 | 7.30pm | £ 14 + bf

Vieux Farka Touré come to the Arches, Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections festival 2012.

The son of late Malian guitar legend Ali Farka Touré, encouraged from childhood by kora maestro Toumani Diabaté, Vieux Farka Touré at once celebrates and transcends those formative influences on his new third album The Secret. Recorded in Bamako and Brooklyn, it further develops the guitarist and singer’s distinctive, hypnotic amalgam of desert blues, rock, jazz and Malian sounds, also featuring vocalist Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks on electric slide guitar and jazz guitarist John Scofield.

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections is a celebration of Celtic music and its connections with music across the globe, with more than 300 events in venues and locations across Glasgow from 19th Jan – 5th Feb 2012.

Support comes from Bwani Junction.

// The Ticket and Meal Deal is available for this show: enjoy a two course meal before the show for just £8.95. Please ask at Box Office when booking your tickets or call 0141 565 1000 for more details //