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Vieux Farka Touré 'Nouhoume Maiga (Afriquoi Remix)' + Win Tix To Vieux Live In NYC

We premiered the 'Maiga (Afriquoi Remix)' from Vieux Farka Toure + U.S. fall 2013 tour dates.


UPDATE: Enter to win a pair of tix to catch Vieux Farka Touré in NYC 10/29 by tweeting #VieuxNYC at us (@okayafrica)!

We're giving away one pair of tix to catch Vieux Farka Touré on Tuesday, October 29th in NYC as a part of the Live@365 series at Elebash Recital Hall (The Graduate Center/CUNY 365 Fifth Ave., at 34th St., NY). Joining Vieux will be Mamadou Sidibé on bass and backing vocals and Tim Keiper on percussion. There's a pre-show Q&A with Vieux scheduled for 5:30pm. Doors are at 5; show is at 7. We'll notify a winner on Monday, Oct. 28th. Follow @LiveSoundsNYC to stay caught up on the show.

Entrancing guitarist Vieux Farka Touré doesn't need much assistance getting a crowd on his side. After all, his live shows alternate between moments so hypnotic a city could fall asleep and flash points where things get turned up a few notches. On the "Nouhoume Maiga (Afriquoi Remix)" Mali's prized son receives a bit of synthetic help in what turns out to be a natural pairing. The EDM touch courtesy of UK diasporic-sounds outfit Afriquoi turns the 'under the stars' standout off Mon Pays into a not-so-outdoors club hit. Vieux is playing a string of shows in the U.S. this month, one of which includes the 10/29 NYC date that we're giving away tickets for. In the meantime check out his tour dates below and turn up this huge "Nouhoume Maiga" remix.

Vieux Farka Touré U.S. Fall Dates

Oct. 18 - McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ

Oct. 19 - Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

Oct. 20 - Lake Eden Arts Festival, Black Mountain, NC

Oct. 21 - Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

Oct. 23 - Johnny D’s, Somerville, MA

Oct. 24 - The Sanctuary for Independent Media – Troy, NY

Oct. 25 - Crowell Concert Hall, Middleton, CT

Oct. 26 - Carnegie Lecture Hall, Pittsburgh, PA

Oct. 27 - Culture Center Theater, Charleston, WV

Oct. 29 - Live @365 at Elebash Hall, New York, NY

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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