Tal National (from Niger)

/ Mar

Tal National (from Niger)

Front Room
07:30 pm
$10.00 (no adv)

Monday March 12th

BSP Kingston presents

High energy rock and roll from West Africa: Tal National!

New album Tantabara out Feb 9th via FatCat Records

$10 (no adv tix) | 18+ | 7:30 Doors / 8PM Show
with world-psych vinyl selections from Drew of The Beverly

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.