“The most impressive, mature, and interesting of Vieux’s [albums] so far … Vieux Farka Touré continues to develop as a fine musician who is proving to be his own man and found an interesting way of presenting his own music.”


WIRE Magazine


“Since 2009, Vieux Farka Touré has been working with Six Degrees on a run of increasingly commanding albums, and Samba continues the trend.”



Mojo Magazine



“A raucous portrait of a well-drilled band on fire.”




“One of his strongest musical statements to date.”





The Independent


“Vieux dazzling guitar prowess has earned him the sobriquet “the Hendrix of the Sahara”.  Samba is a wide-ranging set which takes in the deep reggae groove of “Ouaga” and the more flamenco-like complexity of “Samba Si Kaire”, a graceful song about the guitarist’s parents…”





Monolith Cocktail


“Touré continues to languidly merge his own lyrical form of worship and goodwill with the blues, rock and R&B… This is the devotional, earthy soul of Mali, channeled through a six-string electric guitar.”



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