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CD: Vieux Farka Touré – The Secret | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Vieux Farka Touré – The Secret

CD: Vieux Farka Touré – The Secret

Ali Farka Touré’s son is maturing into a credible artist in his own right

Vieux Farka Touré: a Malian musician forging his own path

I’m pleased to report that the expression “like father like son” becomes more applicable to Vieux Farka Touré with each album he makes. But perhaps I should qualify that statement. It’s not about Vieux slavishly imitating the legendary Malian blues man’s unique guitar style, or becoming in any way a tribute act. But what The Secret represents is a certain maturing of his style and a noticeable calming down of his dependence on the kind of rock clichés and histrionics that can still mar his live performances.

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