Songhoy Blues

Songhoy Blues
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Saturday 23 July
Dôme 00:15
Blues resistance

Four exiles flee the violence of a jihadist group that has made music its enemy. Reunited in southern Mali, they’ve now joined forces to sublimate desert blues and recreate the atmosphere of the north, the outlines of a new home. Influenced by the Beatles and Jimmy Hendrix, the Songhoy Blues take up bouncy riffs and rock ecstasy with a purely Malian groove. At first deprived of music, they’ve now become its ambassadors. Their sophomore album is called Resistance. Superb.

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