Boureima "Vieux" Farka Touré (born 1981) is a Malian singer and guitarist born in Niafunké, Mali. Touré is the son of Malian musician Ali Farka Touré. Vieux's debut self-titled solo album, released online in fall 2006 and in retail worldwide February 2007, features Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté on several tracks. It has been acclaimed by critics worldwide; Vieux has proven in his energetic live shows that he is the heir to Ali's talent, although he has affirmed his own style.
Bombino grew up during a time of political upheaval, fleeing w/ his family to Algeria in 1990. During this time Bombino picked up his first guitar, and after returning to Niger years later, began playing music professionally.