Thursday, July 12 8:30pm
Born in the ancient town of Gao, Mali, once the heart of the Songhai empire, Sidi Touré has created a sound which both captures and challenges his roots. His guitar playing and vocals cross into western folk and blues not unlike Ali Farka Toure (who is also a Songhai). His songs draw attention to issues not usually addressed by singers from such ancient traditions. “The songs must come from within” says Touré. “If I sing and there is no change, then it will have been a waste”.
Among Songhai musicians, Sidi is one of the best, winning many national awards in his homeland. We are very pleased to welcome him to Harrison.
Tickets: $25.00 ($22 till June 22); Senior/child $22.00 ($20 till June 22)
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