From the concert of Vieux Farka Toure this evening and now listening to the CD which has a more acoustic sound, the richness and versatility of the music really hits me. Also the influences from reggae to blues and rock are amazing and many.
Taking the music a step further is the album UFOs Over Bamako (Toure Remixes). I found out about from the Calabash Music blog, which features some good clips from the album as well as links to Toure’s first album.
Also there are several videos on YouTube with Toure performing solos on acoustic guitar: