Vieux Farka Touré & Bombino’s Sons of Sahara Tour
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Vieux Farka Touré
Boureima "Vieux" Farka Touré (born 1981) is a Malian singer and guitarist born in Niafunké, Mali.
Touré is the son of Malian musician Ali Farka Touré. Vieux's debut self-titled solo album, released online in fall 2006 and in retail worldwide February 2007, features Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté on several tracks. It has been acclaimed by critics worldwide; Vieux has proven in his energetic live shows that he is the heir to Ali's talent, although he has affirmed his own style. He was the flagship artist for Modiba Productions from the date of release of his debut album. Now his new album is due out in May 2009 on Six Degrees Records.
Omara “Bombino” Moctar, whose given name is Goumour Almoctar, was born on January 1, 1980, in Tidene, Niger, an encampment of nomadic Tuaregs located about 80 kilometers to the northeast of Agadez.
Bombino grew up during a time of political upheaval, fleeing w/ his family to Algeria in 1990. During this time Bombino picked up his first guitar, and after returning to Niger years later, began playing music professionally.