with Vieux Farka Touré
Sponsored by The Daily Telegraph and ANZ
'A jubilant polyrhythmic party of percussion, electric guitars, and Diabaté’s 21-stringed instrument showering notes like a musical waterfall.’ - The Village Voice
Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra is an institution in Mali. Composed of musicians who fuse tradition and innovation, they play a mix of West African instruments including the kora, djembe, balafon and bolombatto alongside guitars and drums.
Diabaté will be joined by Vieux Farka Touré, the son of Malian guitar legend Ali Farka Touré.
Farka Touré represents the new generation of West African musicians, making music that is sophisticated, urban and globally connected, while deeply proud of its ancient heritage. Together with his band, he fuses pulsing Saharan rhythms with rock, blues and reggae. Gather to celebrate Africa’s musical riches with two of Mali’s most gifted musicians.
Toumani Diabaté also appears at the State Theatre and Parramatta. For more information, click here and here.
Vieux Farka Touré also appears at Beck’s Festival Bar. For more information, click here.
We strongly recommend using public transport – call 131 500 for information. Limited spaces will be available for RTA Mobility Parking Scheme Permit Holders and must be booked before the event on 02 8006 5700.
Patrons are reminded of the following guidelines:
• No pegging into the ground or reserving of unattended areas
• No high chairs or beach umbrellas
• No plastic sheeting or ice on the grass as this kills the lawns
• Festival in The Domain concerts are Waste Wise Events so please recycle using the waste system provided and help save our environment.
No need to BYO!
A whole range of food and drinks will be available from early afternoon through to the end of the evening. Wine and beer will be available at the Festival bars.
DO BRING sunscreen, extra water and a hat.
Ride your bike to the concert.
Bike racks will be available compliments of The Department of Environment and Climate Change.