Les Filles de Illighadad Fall Tour 2016

Les Filles de Illighadad arrived in Europe yesterday, and have begun their debut tour across the EU! The four piece, all hailing from the village of Illighadad in the region of Abalak, plays a combination of tende and guitar music. Tuareg guitar music as a genre is increasingly familiar outside…

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Akounak DVD

Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai is now available! The first ever Tuareg language fictional film, based on the legendary rock-u-drama “Purple Rain,” Akounak or “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it” explores the world of a musician trying to succeed in the raucous subculture of the Niger guitar…

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the tour politic

The next tour of Mdou Moctar is now underway - a short summer tour spanning the European continent. Because of certain visa problems, the tour was nearly canceled, but it fights its way forward. Mdou and the band were scheduled to begin the tour on July 6th, their first tour…

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Kader Tarhanine and Group Afous D’Afous

Kader Tarhanine is the musician that you don't know about, but should. The "you" in question is the presumed readership of the blog, which with the wide reach and randomness of the internet could be really anyone, but would assume to exclude most Tuareg's themselves - one of the contradictions…

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tuareg autotune

Abdoul Kader - Alhadi Autotune, the notorious pitch correcting vocal effect, has seemingly found its way into every perceivable genre and style of music in every corner of the world. In the genre of Tuareg guitar however, the wanton use is confined to Niger where modern Tuareg compositions have nudged…

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mdou moctar spring tour

Spring is upon us, time to come out of the house and put on your dancing shoes. Tuareg guitarist and virtuoso Mdou Moctar has a mini-spring tour, and will be traveling around for a few shows in the EU + Turkey. In addition, he'll be screening his film Akounak (which…

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