|Les Filles de Illighadad (Niger)|
Fatou Seidi Ghali and Alamnou Akrouni reside in the tiny village of Illighadad, Niger.
Fatou plays the tende, and an old blue guitar, slightly bent because of the extreme weather. She is one of only two Tuareg female guitarists. Together with her cousin, vocalist Alamnou Akrouni, they strip Tuareg music from all progressive leanings, right back to its bare essence.
Various Western African artists have expanded the Tuareg-blues movement on a global scale, but rarely have these soul-purging sounds resonated so candidly and emotively. This is communal music poured straight from the heart, performed to comfort the sick, to entertain the people and to blend in with the radiant ambience of the environment. Les Filles de Illighadad will play a total of three times at Le Guess Who?, marking the first time Fatou and Alamnou tour outside of their homeland.source: Le Guess Who website
Filles-Illighadad-20161112_Utrecht (2 songs)
setlist: 1.acoustic song (les filles duo) / 2.electric song (les filles duo with additional musicians)
In between the songs the DJ talks about the girls, that they were for the first time outside of Niger and stayed at the home of Andy of The Ex, who had to explain them how a toilet functions.
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