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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Les Racines is the 2022 solo album from the eminent guitarist and songwriter Vieux Farka Touré, and his first for World Circuit Records. Known as the 'Hendrix of the Sahara', Vieux has released 4 critically acclaimed solo albums to date, extending the boundaries of traditional West African music into new and uncharted territory. He has also released audacious collaborations with the likes of Dave Matthews and jazz guitarist John Scofield, and albums with American singer-songwriter Julia Easterlin and Israeli singer-songwriter Idan Raichel. With Les Racines, which translates as 'the roots', Vieux documents a deep reconnection with the traditional Songhai music of northern Mali which is one of the traditions that has come to be known in the West as 'Desert Blues'.