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Performing Arts2013-14 Performing Arts Series: TAL NATIONAL (special add-on) 
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Stuart's Opera House, OU Performing Arts Series, Ohio University African Studies present 

TAL NATIONAL

NOTE: PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ARTIST TRAVEL COMPLICATIONS

Tal National are from Niamey, the capital city of Niger. They’ve had several #1 songs in their home country, are constantly featured on national TV - folks in Niger leave their TV’s on and use them as boomboxes - and yet they sell their discs on the street, at roundabouts, since there is no distribution system in the country.

Having signed to FatCat in April 2013, they are excited to fulfil their dream of touring outside of Niger, to promote both their music and the Nigerien culture in general. They will be touring the states throughout the fall, including stops at the Chicago World Music Festival in September and many others. All dates will be announced soon. And we couldn’t be more excited… Tal National are from Niamey, the capital city of Niger. Their music is joyously hypnotic, a highly unique contribution to West African guitar music. With its lightening fast rhythms and rotating cast of vocalists can be heard the history of Niger as a cultural crossroads along ancient trade routes. Collected within the former French colony can be found Songhai, Fulani, Hausa, and Tuareg populations, all of whom are represented in Tal National’s members. In the music we hear the rolling 12/8 rhythms in the Hausa's Fuji percussion, the pensive aridity of the Tuareg's assouf or "blues,” and the exquisite "griot guitar" of Mali's Songhai, all delivered with virtuoso precision and unrelenting energy.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
8:00 PM

NOTE: PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ARTIST TRAVEL COMPLICATIONS

Stuarts Opera House

$14 – Adv Tickets

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For tickets or more information, visit:
www.stuartaoperahouse.org

 
 

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