MAY 2022 04 WED 8 pm
Global Music | Mali
Vieux Farka TouréThe Loft
  • Sec A: $30
  • Sec B: $25
  • General Admission: $20
  • UCSD Student: $9

About

Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. Son of the late, beloved, legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, Vieux is prominent in his own right. Initially a drummer / calabash player at Mali’s Institut National des Arts, Vieux secretly began playing guitar in 2001. 

In the intervening decade and a half, Vieux has gone on to tour the world and record numerous albums to great acclaim. Notable performances include playing for the opening concert for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. His recordings reflect a deep connection to and reverence for family and country. Incorporating elements of rock and Latin music into the Saharan blues and traditional melodies of his native Mali, Vieux and his three-piece band are creating an electrifying new sound rooted in tradition.

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Parking

The closest parking structure is Gilman Parking Structure located at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Russell Lane.

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Covid Information

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1) ID
2) UCSD-Community: Your green or yellow thumb from your daily symptoms check.
Non-affiliate event guest, one of the following:
Proof of vaccination (14 days past second shot of Pfizer or Moderna or 14 days past single shot of Johnson and Johnson). Acceptable forms of vaccination proof: CA Digital Vaccine record or vaccination card (paper or photo)
OR
Proof of a negative result of a COVID test within the last 48 hours. Acceptable forms of test results: Paper, digital (like MyChart), or email.

Masks required.

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