Les Filles de Illighadad

Les Filles de Illighadad
Day
Sunday 24 July
Niger
Tuareg blues splendour

Nestled in the confines of the Niger, the village of Illighadad is only accessible after a gruelling journey across great expanses of desert. It is in this isolated oasis that this trio was born, redrawing the boundaries of Sahelian folk. Fatou Seidi Ghali - one of the rare female Tuareg guitarists in Niger - and her group sing the ancestral folklore of their village, to the ancient rhythms of tendé and takamba. The sinuous riffs of the electric guitars intermingle with hypnotic voices and metronomic percussion. Trippy Tuareg blues infused with infinite grace.

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