On June 10, World Circuit will release Les Racines, an album by Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré.
The third single on the album, “Oglala Kaurene,” has been given video treatment. Check out Touré’s guitar stylings, which draw upon the work of previous Malian musicians while remaining distinctive in its deployment of punchy lines and looping polyrhythms. He isn’t known as “Hendrix of the Sahara” for nothing.
May 13—Freight & Salvage—Berkeley, CA
May 14—Center for the Arts—Grass Valley, CA
May 15—Felton Music Hall—Felton, CA
May 17—Musical Instrument Museum Theater—Phoenix, AZ
May 18—Dakota—Minneapolis, MN
May 19—SPACE—Evanston, IL
May 20—Le Poisson Rouge—New York, NY
May 21—World Café Live—Philadelphia, PA
May 22—Race Street Live—Holyoke, MA
June 8—Crystal Ballroom—Somerville, MA
June 10—Infinity Hall—Norfolk, CT
June 11—StageOne—Fairfield, CT
June 12—Afrika Nyaga Fest—Providence, RI
August 4—Celebrate Brooklyn—Brooklyn, NY