Vieux Farka Toure Concert is September 18

Vieux Farka Toure and Julia Easterlin will perform a concert in Northampton on September 18 at 7 p.m. Toure is from the west African nation of Mali. Easterlin is from the USA. The concert will be at the Iron Horse Music Hall. On his current tour, Toure will perform at prestigious venues in Paris, New York City and San Francisco. A video of him performing is at:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FfseZhdfsQ

A video of Easterlin performing is at:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBDmJ01a12s

The USA and other rich nations have a long history of stealing resources from Africa. This story is told in the books “Bury the Chains” by Adam Hochschild and "Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power" by Steve Coll, and in the film "Lumumba" by Raoul Peck. The average life expectancy in the central African nation of Chad is 49; in Mali it is 55; in the USA, it’s 80. The book "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond explains why the average black person is much poorer than the average white person.

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