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Audio: Vieux Farka Toure announces new album "The Secret"

We are thrilled to announce Vieux Farka Toureé's third studio album, "The Secret" (Six Degrees Records) will be released May 24, 2011. The album is produced by guitarist Eric Krasno (aka "Kraz" of Soulive fame), and also features Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks, and Vieux's final collaboration with his legendary father, Ali Farka Toure. "To make this album I had to dig deep into the secrets of my own history and my country's culture in order to move the music forward," Vieux said, back in his native Mali. Vieux's May 2011 tour dates are listed below after the jump, with more summer 2011 tour announcements coming soon (hopefully NYC!). Visit Vieux's website here and stay tuned to OKA for a preview of the album.


May 2011 Tour Dates Announced

DateEventLocationTickets
Fri. May 13, 2011

Blues Summit
Fox Theatre, Boulder, COTickets
Sat. May 14, 2011

Joshua Tree Music Festival
Joshua Tree Lake Campground, CATickets
Sun. May 15, 2011

The Independent
San Francisco, CATickets
Mon. May 16, 2011

Master Class with Vieux Farka Toure
St. Cyprian's Church, San Francisco, CATickets
Tue. May 17, 2011

Mystic Theater
Petaluma, CATickets
Wed. May 18, 2011

The Center for the Arts
Grass Valley, CATickets
Thu. May 19, 2011

The Satellite
Los Angeles, CATickets
Fri. May 20, 2011

The Living Traditions Festival
Salt Lake City, UTFree
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