We are excited to announce a collaboration between two of Africa's most esteemed guitarists – Bombino and Vieux Farka Touré. Discover two of the best African guitarists (some even say "the" best ...) playing on one stage at the same night and experience how they rock the desert together … While the will also tickle the dunes softly with a bit of sophisticated acoustic guitar playing in real mastership.
Bombino embodies the power of music to overcome adversity - he began playing the guitar as a child refugee in Algeria, and mastered his skills as a refugee yet again as a young man in Burkina Faso after members of his band in Niger were executed by the government for being suspected rebels. Bombino famously chose the guitar instead of the gun as his means of empowering himself and the Tuareg people of Niger. He is now the most celebrated Tuareg musician in the world, spreading his message of peace and pride in Tuareg identity.
Vieux Farka Touré began his career at the same time that his father, the great Ali Farka Touré, passed away. As a young aspiring artist who taught himself the guitar at age 20 (his father died when he was 24), these were enormous shoes to fill, not just for his family but for the entire nation of Mali who looked to him to carry on his father's legacy. In the ten years since, Vieux has done exactly that, innovating and expanding on the legacy of his father while carving a path all his own and breaking new ground for West African music with collaborations as far reaching as Idan Raichel in Israel to Dave Matthews in the USA. He has released an astounding eleven albums in his career thus far and as one of Africa's most prominent, dazzling and charismatic guitarists is prepared for greater heights still.
VIDEOS - please do not miss to watch:
Bombino: AKHAR ZAMAN and PORTRAIT BY ARTE TRACKS
Vieux Farka Touré: GI KU CHI FO and PORTRAIT BY ROLLING STONE
"Bombino's playing live is sensational and puts me in mind of artists like John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Jimmy Reed. With lyrics that reflect the many problems and struggles of his people, he has the potential to be a great force in the future." - Baaba Maal about Bombino
"Not just the "Hendrix of the Sahara" but much more besides." - Songlines about Vieux Farka Touré
"The son of the late Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré inherited his dad’s dazzlingly fluid phrasing but clearly also digs the fiery African blues rock of bands like Tinariwen. Here, he joins American peers for a crossover set that slays” - Rolling Stone about Vieux Farka Touré
THIS VERY SPECIAL PRODUCTION WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE FOR CONCERT BOOKINGS IN 2017 & 2018 !
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Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you are interested to invite the Xsahara Nights for a concert.
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Exclusive territory: Europe
Partner agent network:
UK: Jason Walsh, Musicians Incorporated
Benelux: Joris van Welsen, Radar Agency
France: Sabine Girbeau, Media Nocte
Italy: Magali Berardo, Musicalista
Spain: Jordi Jaime i Bofill, JJB Concerts
Portugal: Luis Vegas, Ao Sul do Mundo
MAIN TOUR PERIOD 2017/2018:
* Summer 2017
* Spring, Summer, Autumn 2018
Travelling party: 8-9