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25 September 2019
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts


“Music’s true rebels.” —NPR

Tinariwen’s musical legacy converges at the crossroads of western blues and eastern mysticism. A fundamental sense of displacement informs the Grammy-winning band of eight Taureg nomads’ desert psychedelia, as the group has been engaged in a decades-long struggle against the Malian government over land rights. Gritty, quartertone guitar lines and a guttural drone of Tamashek poetry wander in modal, trance-inducing vamps. Their latest record, Elwan, recorded between Paris, Morocco, and Joshua Tree, is a hypnotic jewel.