Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Vieux and you at Bonnaroo

Vieux and his band have just arrived in the States to begin what promises to be one of the summer's hottest tours, including a date at this year's Bonaroo Festival. In case you have the slightest doubt as to whether to catch Vieux when he comes to your town, this live video from the famed Melkweg Club in Amsterdam should quell any and all indecision that you might have. Check out all of the tour dates here.

Six Degrees Records and Jambase are offering two people the chance to win a pair of tickets each to see Malian guitar master, Vieux Farka Touré in concert at any of his upcoming North American performances except for Chicago.

We are also giving away 4 tickets to the four day Bonnaroo Festival.

Contest winners will be announced the week prior to their selected performance.

Everyone who enters will receive a free 320kbps mp3 of the song, "Diaraby Magni (Yossi Fine Refix)" an exclusive remix of the track "Diaraby Magni" from Vieux's brand new Six Degrees release, Fondo.

To enter, click here

Vieux Farka Toure's new album, Fondo has been making major waves since its release last week, peaking on the i-Tunes World Chart at #1 and entering the Billboard World Music Charts at #6. In addition, Fondo has been garnering rave press accolades around the world. I was particularly excited to see a 4 star review in my favorite music magazine, Mojo:

“Vieux blends Senegales mbalax rhythms, dub production, Western Saharan guitar riffs, Moroccan gnawa mysticism, Delta blues chords and sweet, call-and-response vocals…he has created an album of fresh hypnotic grooves that somehow manage to be both joyous and haunting, hooked up to deep tradition but an essential soundtrack to modern, urban Africa. "

Photo by Jim Hardy

And here is the rest of it.

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