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Tinariwen

Music Event Hosted by Warner Theatre

Tinariwen is a Tuareg group that performs a guitar-centric branch of Malian music that, to the untrained ear, is reminiscent of Ali Farka Touré's, but is far more rock-oriented and percussive. All of the band's musicians originate from the southern Sahara; the group's name, meaning "empty places," is a reflection of their land of origin. The band formed in the rebel camps of Colonel Gaddafi, as each of the musicians had been forced from their nomadic lifestyle into involuntary military service. Surrounded by a displaced nation of their peers, Tinariwen forged a new style of music, trading their traditional lutes and shepherd's flutes for electric guitars and drums. The style that resulted was dubbed "Tishoumaren," or "the music of the unemployed." Their music addresses issues such as political awakening, problems of exile, repression of their people, and demands of sovereignty. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez

Event Notice: This show was originally scheduled for Sun, 7/29. All tickets for the original date will be honored at the new one, or if necessary, refunds will be made available at point of purchase.


Event Dates: July 28, 2018 

Time: 8 pm

Price: $23 - $53 +

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Event Location:  Warner Theatre 513 13th Street, NW, Washington DC 20004