Stimmen Festival — Vieux Farka Touré / Suonno D’Ajere
If you're in the mood for an original fusion of traditional African music and unbelievably fast-paced riffs and equally incredible plucking techniques, this concert by Vieux Farka Touré is not to be missed. The popular musician from Mali likes to be called the "Jimi Hendrix of the Sahara," but he is much more than that. Touré's fingerpicking techniques on acoustic and electric guitar are a feast for the ears, his fusion of northern Malian and western sound elements rousing and catchy.
Traditional music is not a relic, not a dusty, sacred parchment scroll, but a legacy that wants to be celebrated. With this credo, the trio Suonno d'Ajere has dedicated itself to the Neapolitan "Posteggia"—the street and tavern music of the 19th century. With vocals, classical guitar, and mandolin, Irene Scarpato, Gian Marco Libeccio, and Marcello Gentile Smagliante give the old songs back their dignity and power, and with success! In addition to an appearance at the Venice Biennale and first prize at the SanremoCantaNapoli festival, the trio's musicality has been highly praised by the international press.
Tickets are € 34 for adults and € 17 for kids ages 6-12.