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Etran Finatawa get ready for UK tour and album release

Etran Finatawa is a rare beacon of hope and unity shining out across the Sahel, where a whole region is feeling the shockwaves of the political upheaval in Mali.  Their latest album was recorded in the desert, a deliberate attempt to bring the music back to it's origins and a reminder that their homelands are shared by many. 

Etran Finatawa first performed in the UK in 2007 to a spellbound WOMAD audience aware that they were witnessing something totally unique.  Though the swirling Taureg guitars were familiar, the high, clear Wodaabe vocals had never been heard in a contemporary setting.  For six years Etran Finatawa have travelled the world, but retain the ability to induce goosebumps in their audiences and every concert evokes the vast open skys of their desert homeland.  Don't miss a rare chance to see them in the UK in June on their UK wide tour.  

 

Fri 7th        Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton www.turnersims.co.uk

 

Sat 8th    Evershot Hall, Evershot, Dorset  www.artsreach.co.uk/

 

Sun 9th    The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham www.celebrating-sanctuary.org.uk

 

Mon 10th  Momo, London   www.momoresto.com

 

Tues 11th    Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton  http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk/

 

Wed 12th    The Coliseum, Whitby www.musicportfestival.com

 

Thurs 13th    The Ironworks, Oswestry, Shropshire  www.the-ironworks.co.uk

 

Fri 14th        The Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, Gwynedd www.pontio.co.uk/index

 

Sat 15th       Opera North at The Howard Assembly Rooms  www.operanorth.co.uk/howard-assembly-room

 

Sun 16th        Celebrating Sanctuary Festival, London South Bank   www.refugeeweek.org.uk

 

 Hear and buy their new album 'The Sahara Sessions' HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Etran Finatawa get ready for UK tour and album release

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