Sunday, 13 November 2016

Les Filles de Illighadad - 2016 Nov 12 Utrecht

Back again with a quick post (only 2 songs) about Les Filles de Illighadad live recorded and a little while later broadcasted yesterday (yeah yeah yesterday) at the Le Guess Who Festival in Utrecht, NL.
Les Filles de Illighadad (Niger)
Les Filles are a female duo from a village in Neger, never heard of them before, and when I heard this recording today, I was floored, so absolutely needed to post this now. Here's the info from the festival:

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.


If for some reason it doesn't work for you and/or you want to have the recording yourself, make comment with Email and I'll take care that you can hear it.

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