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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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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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