Adams Street Record Club: Les Racines
Like a book club, but for records! Join your peers to discuss albums from Brooklyn Public Library’s Vinyl Collection. This month, we’ll discuss Les Racines by Vieux Farka Touré.
Of the album, music critic Adriane Pontecorvo wrote, “Les Racines is an album that recognizes the past in the present and its significance for the future. In finding his roots, Vieux Farka Touré is in no way taking a step back. He is instead exploring time and music beyond narrow linear ideas. Indeed, this is beautiful music, as obvious an instant classic as you can get in the so-called ‘desert blues’ category, one Ali Farka Touré never liked, noting that his music was much older than what he thought of as the blues. It’s worth hearing for art’s sake alone. More than that, it’s a space in which Vieux Farka Touré looks in many directions at once, and while doing so, he shares integral parts of his musical world with us.” Join the conversation and let us know what you think!
Register online to receive digital listening information and optional supplementary reading!
All of the records we’ll discuss are part of the Vinyl Collection at Central Library. You can borrow them with your library card or listen to them at the library’s listening station! Please note that all vinyl records must be checked out from and returned at Central Library.