2011 saw the Tuareg desert rock band eschew their electric guitars in favour of a more acoustic sound. The resulting LP “Tassili” won them a much coveted Grammy Award for best World Music album amongst a myriad other accolades. Now, fresh from supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers (!) the band are ready to showcase their more intimate and profound live show to date in the magnificent setting that is Union Chapel. An unmissable opportunity to witness one of the most fascinating live bands in the world in an extraordinary and intimate setting.

You’ve got to be doing something right when you can count amongst your fans the likes of Thom Yorke, Brian Eno, Carlos Santana or TV On The Radio. Formed in rebel training camps in Libya, these exiled nomads-turned-rock-stars of the Sahara have become the soundtrack for Touareg independence and reconciliation, combining traditional Touareg melodies with Malian, Western, Berber and Arabic influences to create spare, evolving, hypnotic songs. As if Keith Richards, Santana, John Lee Hooker, various members of Primal Scream, Mogwai and the Grateful Dead had got lost in the Sahara for a decade and then returned as a fully-fledged desert band.

Plus special guests

Thursday Nov 29th 2012 at Union Chapel
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