Vieux Farka Touré

Africa Screams

Phases & Stages

Vieux Farka Touré

The Secret (Six Degrees)

Ali Farka Touré scion Vieux Farka Touré cakes his father's mesmerizing guitar drone in a wasp's nest of electric buzz. VFT's third release for S.F. eclectics Six Degrees, The Secret whispers the title track's final studio outing of the elder Malian, but it's South African Dave Matthews stealing the show with his wickedly heartfelt vocal on haunting spiritual "All the Same." Derek Trucks, jazz axe John Scofield, and producer/Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno all go toe-to-toe with the phosphorescent Vieux.

***.5

READ MORE
More Vieux Farka Touré
Phases & Stages
Vieux Farka Touré
Fondo (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, July 3, 2009

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Gary Clark Jr.
Live North America 2016 (Record Review)

Alejandra Ramirez, April 28, 2017

Texas Platters
The Ghost Wolves
Texas Platinum (Record Review)

Tim Stegall, April 28, 2017

More by Raoul Hernandez
Exit U2
Exit U2
In revisiting The Joshua Tree, the Dubliners return home

May 25, 2017

Texas Platters
Chris Jamison
Mindless Heart (Record Review)

May 26, 2017

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Vieux Farka Touré, Vieux Farka Toure

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)