View Farka Touré - Oakland

You had me at West Africa! :) Time for the finest in Malian blues.
We might do dinner nearby prior to the show. Perhaps some French-Vietnamese?

Thanks to Betsy for another awesome suggestion!

Info regarding the artist:
Following the groundbreaking and critically adored "Toure-Raichel Collective" project with Israeli superstar Idan Raichel of 2012, Vieux Farka Toure, 'The Hendrix of the Sahara,' will release an acoustic solo record on May 28, 2013 (Six Degrees.) The album delves futher into Vieux's roots than he has ventured before, bringing in the most decorated supported cast of Malian musicians, his deepest grooves, and his most virtuosic guitar work to date. The album also features the first ever collaborations with Sidiki Diabate, son of Toumani Diabate, the world's greatest kora player and Vieux's mentor. This is raw, deep, organic West African guitar music at its finest from the man quickly emerging as the modern standard bearer of the Mali blues tradition.

http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/livemusic/artist/show/3409

The showing we'll attend we'll be decided shortly.

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  • sandra

    Still in the East Bay. Prolly won't make it Kovacs & I'm really disappointed. Wish it were still at Yoshi's of Oakland!

    July 13, 2013

  • Heather

    Wow! That looks great! Wish I could go!!
    There is a big salsa festival in the Filmore including at yoshis so parking etc may be crazy..just thought I would let you know in case you didn't already.

    1 · July 13, 2013

    • Kovacs

      Thanks . I ll hold on to my parking then. By the way, if you are into salsa, please keep us posted, we love to dance :)

      1 · July 13, 2013

    • Heather

      Sounds good. I will. Enjoy tonight!

      July 13, 2013

  • Judy

    Hi - I was holding off changing my RSVP, but I am still sick. So sorry to miss this!

    July 13, 2013

    • Kovacs

      Get well soon, Judy :). Chicken soup and OJ :)

      July 13, 2013

  • sandra

    Thanks for the info Heather, especially since I'm trying to drive in at the last minute. Shoot this is reducing my chances further :(

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great! Looking fw to meeting everyone at dinner and show. C u soon!

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Kovacs

    Dinner plans. La mediterranee.
    2210 Fillmore St
    San Francisco‎ California‎ 94115
    United States


    At 7:30 we meet in front

    July 13, 2013

  • sandra

    Sorry I can't make dinnnow, & it's gonna be tight time-wise for me to get to concert, fingers crossed

    July 13, 2013

  • sandra

    I may have a time conflict, but what are the dining plans?

    July 13, 2013

    • Kovacs

      Dinner around 7:30-8:00, it will be at a place nearby (To be determined shortly ) Then head over to get in line for places

      July 13, 2013

    • Kovacs

      I'll be posting updates here. Also make sure to take down my number

      July 13, 2013

  • Lynh

    Sorry, I made dinner plans...will be at 1300 Fillmore...what time should I meet the group beforehand at the show? Looking forward to it! Btw, I am going to see les Nubians in aug if anyone in the group is interested!

    July 13, 2013

    • Kovacs

      We'll try to meet around 9 probably, so as to give us time.

      July 13, 2013

  • sandra

    Kovacs, will the group be congregating anywhere in particular at the show?

    July 12, 2013

    • Kovacs

      We'll try to get the best places. :) Take my number and keep in touch [masked] 6144.

      Will you be dining with us?

      July 12, 2013

  • sri

    If you haven't bought your tickets yet, use code 'SUMMER' to get around 40% discount on checkout.

    July 12, 2013

  • Kovacs

    Let's see who's eating there and who's not. I believe they require reservation 24 hours ahead.

    Reply and say what your choice is: There, Elsewhere, Undecided.

    July 12, 2013

    • Avigail

      i'm a floater as well- will go have dinner wherever u guys prefer

      July 12, 2013

    • sri

      If there is some great place to eat near Yoshis, that would be nice, but I am fine with eating at Yoshis too.

      July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    got my tix for 10 pm!

    July 12, 2013

  • Kitty E.

    Hello. May i just join u for dinner. I have a scheduling conflict after dinner. Thanks!

    July 8, 2013

    • Kovacs

      Yes of course.

      July 12, 2013

  • sri

    Is anyone driving from south bay and can give me a ride? I live in Palo Alto.

    July 11, 2013

    • Avigail

      i'll likely get there from SF, but can give you a ride back if you want.

      July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, my name is Itai and I recently moved to Bay Area. Born in Israel, family from Argentina and grew up in Brookline, MA. Have lived/worked all over the world. Excited to meet new friends here in Bay Area. Bought a ticket for 10pm show sans dinner. Where is everyone meeting for dinner? What time? Looking fw to it!

    July 7, 2013

  • Thea

    I am not going, but there are some amazing Ethiopian restaurants in Oakland.

    July 4, 2013

  • Judy

    I am happy to eat at Yoshi's. I have had good dinners there.

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone prefers eating *elsewhere* before the show? It looks like we have Lynh, myself, and who else?

    July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry all, my plan has changed that day and will have to miss it :(

      July 3, 2013

  • Lynh

    Bought my ticket! But would rather eat at some other place, where food is better...say, State Bird, spqr, sweet lime thai, or 1300?

    July 1, 2013

  • Lynh

    Glad for this! The toure-raichel collective was great!

    June 30, 2013

  • Kovacs

    Got the tickets!

    June 26, 2013

  • Grace

    Bought ticket 10pm

    June 25, 2013

  • Avigail

    i'd like to eat there earlier. anyone wants to join? (then i'll buy the ticket w/ the dinner option)

    June 19, 2013

    • Avigail

      Thanks! Will buy the ticket

      June 19, 2013

    • Avigail

      so.. bought my ticket. dinner reservation (if we want to) needs to be made within 48 hours of purchase. if anyone is up for it let me know, otherwise we could take our chances closer to the date. can't wait for this show!

      June 19, 2013

  • Kovacs

    Shout out when you got your tickets!
    Also, who's eating there and who's getting there just for the show?

    June 19, 2013

  • AJAY

    This show is in SF and your meetup says Oakland. Am I missing something? I presume we are meeting for the SF show?

    June 14, 2013

    • AJAY

      I was shooting tix for the 10pm one since it is cheaper :)!

      June 14, 2013

    • Kovacs

      Yes, 10 pm. Location updated :)

      June 19, 2013

  • Sandy

    Hi Kovacs! Did you already buy your ticket? I just want to make sure I don't end up alone there :-) 10pm? Thanks!

    June 19, 2013

    • Avigail

      i'll buy my ticket today as well. did you do w/out dinner or reserved seating, or just regular admission?

      June 19, 2013

  • Sach

    maybe for now

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make this show, but so glad you posted it. It should be really fun!!!

    May 16, 2013

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