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Tinariwen, the soul of the Sahara

Tinariwen, the soul of the Sahara

Tinariwen is in China for two extraordinary shows organized by Split WorksNovember 15 in Shanghai at the Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, and November 16 in Beijing at Gewara Tango LIVE 3F.

 

Tinariwen is a revelation one could recognize among a thousand. It's an epic story of desert nomads made of rebellion, weapons and guitars. Their music, an authentic Saharan blues, forms an electrifying and singular bridge between worlds, cultures and people.

To discover without moderation!

Among other Tinariwen fans, we know Robert Plant, Thom Yorke, Damon Albarn and Chris Martin.

TINARIWEN’s tale is the stuff of rock’n’roll dreams, bursting with myth and mythos. Founding member Ibrahim Ag Alhabib grew up in desolation in Mali, where he witnessed his own father’s death at the age of four. Later, after seeing a western film, he built his first guitar from a bicycle wire, a stick and a tin can.

The band was founded in the 1980’s in Tuareg camps in Libya, where the nomadic peoples had relocated to find work and a new life away from their homeland of the Sahara. This interaction with city life yielded unexpected consequences, they became exposed to Western music - most notably the guitar-driven anthems of Jimi Hendrix and the American Blues - which they mixed with their own soulful dirges which they’d perform in the camps by the fire with battery-operated amps.

When revolution broke out back in Mali, they left Libya behind, hung up their guitars to fight for the Tuareg independence. When the discord died down, the band returned to music, delivering songs imbued with aching beauty and lonesome poetry. Their music was bootlegged and traded around the region, earning them a devout following. Then in the late 1990s, they were discovered by Western musicians and for the first time, their songs left the Sahara and were introduced to the world. For the next ten years, the nomads now traveled the world, performing at nearly every notable festival and venue around the globe, providing the world with a vivid, evocative picture of the dunes of western Africa.

 

16.11.2017 20:00
260 (Presale) / 300 (Door)

 

Tango Live

3F, Tango Club (Lama Temple Shop) 

Dongcheng district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-64282288

 

15.11.2017 20:00
260 (Presale) / 300 (Door)

 

BANDAI NAMCO Shanghai Base DREAM HALL

1/F, 179 Yichang Road

Putuo district, Shanghai, Shanghai

 

 

 

 

     

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