Turkuaz

Turkuaz

April 27, 2019

From 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

$22

Hailed as one of the most vital standard-bearers of modern African music, Diawara takes her artistry to fresh and thrilling heights on her new album FENFO. Boldly experimental yet respectful of her roots, it’s a record that defines her as the voice of young African womanhood – proud of her heritage but with a vision that looks confidently to the future and a message that is universal. 

Mauritania’s Noura Mint Seymali draws deep on her West African and Maghreb roots to propel her family’s rich griot tradition into the 21st century. Her band conjures “a full-blown sandstorm of hypnotic grooves, melding traditional Mauritanian instruments, like the ardine and tidinite, within an electrified psychedelic rock band (Quietus, U.K.).” Her debut album Tzenni was hailed by VICE/Noisey as “arguably the best psych/blues album of the year” and its follow-up—Arbina—”the best album in the universe.”

 

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