Tinariwen at the ArtsCenter October 20th

Tinariwen
Saturday, October 20, 2012
8:00 pm
The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC

Hypnotic “Saharan blues” band Tinariwen, who won the 2012 Best World Music Album Grammy for “Tassili” were often associated with just one image: that of Touareg rebels leading the charge, machine gun in hand and electric guitar slung over the shoulder. The founding members abandoned their weapons long ago and on this new album they have engineered a minor aesthetic revolution by setting the electric guitar – the instrument which became their mascot and made them famous – to one side and giving pride of place to acoustic sounds, recorded right in the heart of the desert, which is the landscape of their existence, the cradle of their culture and the source of their inspiration. You might even call this radical move a return to the very essence of their art, a return which, paradoxically, has also opened the doors to some intriguing collaborations with members of TV On The Radio, Nels Cline (Wilco) or The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. www.tinariwen.com. This evening is also part of the 11th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a global network of performances that unites audiences around the world in their common humanity as they take a stand against violence and hate. The performance, made possible in part by Friends of World Music., will be a seated show, but Tinariwen fans are welcome to dance in the aisles! Recommended for fans of: Ali Farka Toure, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ry Cooder.

Single Admission: $28
ArtsCenter Friends: $26
Day of show: $31
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