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Review: Vieux Farka Toure at Levitt Pavilion-Pasadena
Review: Vieux Farka Toure at Levitt Pavilion-Pasadena

Pasadena is known for many things -- the Rose Bowl Parade, free-flying parrots and the little old ladies among them -- but it’s never been considered a center for the rhythmic arts. Which is to say, few, if any, notable dance moves have been born here.  You wouldn’t have known this on Friday night at Levitt Pavilion-Pasadena, though. Within 20 minutes, the masterful Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure and his three-piece band had prompted a creeping minority to groove their way to the front of the stage and peacock many visionary maneuvers. The bouncing scrum grew as the night passed, much to the dismay of those hoping to absorb Toure and his band’s mesmerizing West...

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