Win FREE Tickets to Vieux Farka Toure at the Sanctuary for Independent Media on Thursday




Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy

Dubbed the “Hendrix of the Sahara” by critics, Vieux Farka Touré mixes tradition from his roots in Mali with American blues and jazz to create a shimmering sonic fusion. His new album Mon Pays (My Country) was recorded as homage to his homeland, which has been splintered by violence.

Toure was scheduled to celebrate his new album’s release with a free concert at Schenectady Central Park’s Mausic Haven this summer, but the the concert was cancelled due to a storm. Now he and his band are finally ready to hit a Nippertown stage. The concert is a benefit for the Sanctuary for Independent Media, and tickets are $20.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Thursday (October 24), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

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  1. steve nover says

    went to see them in Sch.’s Central Park but was called off for fear of Lightning-looking forward to

  2. ...acrellim says

    should be a fantasic show…..would love 2 get 2 tickets!!!!!

  3. leebone says

    My 69’th birthday is Friday. Twood be a fine gift indeed !

  4. Bob Fiorini says

    Love it! I can listen all day long:)!!

  5. Vonda Mason says

    Great venue, great artist.

  6. Seth H says

    Great show. Yea, Troy!!

  7. steve ward says

    i dont want to wait in vain(like last summer)! Love the 2nd chance

  8. Tim says

    nice to see a second chance at a good show.

  9. denise says

    Okay, I’m ready to win this time!

  10. Steve Piasecki says

    Another programming coup for the Sanctuary! Looking forward to it.

  11. Dan Coutin says

    Why should I have to bribe my friends to come hear this great talent?

  12. James says

    A great talent at a premier venue.

  13. Martin says

    Great to see him back

  14. -R. says

    Loved his father’s music and his is excellent as well; I would enjoy attending.

  15. Dan says

    me me me me me me me not you

  16. Stanley Johnson says

    First of all, he doesn’t sound like his father: the CD I have highlights the light, almost harp-like sound of the kora more than the dark, bluesy guitar his father was known for. The music is hypnotic, celestial and frequently thrilling.

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