COUNTRY BLUES TOUAREG
Les Filles de Illighadad
Friday May, 29th at 8pm
From €15 to €19
The concert by Les filles de Illighadad has been postponed and will no longer take place on May 15, 2020. The new date will be announced shortly.
- Doors open at 19h15
- Performance starts at 20h
- Running time 1h30
- Location Amphi
- Bar Open before and during the concert
The group comes from Illighadad, a remote village in Niger situated between the bush and the desert. Les Filles are three women who have not only challenged male standards but who, in the space of just a few years, have breathed new life into Tuareg music.
Since the introduction of the electric guitar, brought in from Libya and Algeria in the 1970s, Tuareg music has moved away from its rural roots – and the Tendé – towards a more urban sound, where the electric guitar often replaces human voices.
Fatou Seidi Ghali, who taught herself to play her brother’s guitar, has clearly listened to these guitarists – from Tinariwen to Bombino and Mdou Moctar – but the group also draws on the traditions of the Tendé and women’s songs. They have replaced the drums with traditional percussion and use the rich vocal harmonies of their grandmothers while keeping the experimental aspect and electrification of the new Tuareg groups.
If you listen long enough, and make yourself open enough, it is possible to reach a kind of holy place while experiencing the music of Les Filles de Illighadad.
–The New Yorker
Entre tradition et modernité, ce trio de jeunes femmes du Niger réussit un cocktail sonore fortement révélateur de l’âme touarègue.
– Le Point
Fatou Seidi Gali – guitar, lead vocals, Alamnou Akirwini – vocals, percussion, Fitimata Ahmadelher – vocals, percussion, Abdoulaye Madassane – guitar