Festival au Désert en exil presents Music from Mali
In 2001, the Festival au Désert was founded in Mali. Originally, it was dedicated to the Tuareg tradition, but also to the music of neighboring countries. Because the security situation became increasingly precarious, it was held at various locations outside Timbuktu. After the military coup in 2012, the festival could no longer be held in its original form. Since 2013, this event, which is so important for Mali, has been in exile - events are organized with different partners in different countries. All the nicer that it is now also a guest at Enjoy Jazz. The Festival au Désert brings a very contemporary artist to the metropolitan region in several respects: Not only does Kader Tarhanine, who was born in Niger as the son of Malian parents from Menaka and Timbuktu and grew up in southern Algeria. have a sense for the rich heritage of his homeland(s) - the Sahel-Sahara region.
He combines traditional rhythmic forms and poetic Arabic lyrics with pop music motifs. He is also a child of his time in another respect: He became famous a good ten years ago thanks to social media: His song "Tarhanine Tegla" made him a star worldwide in the Tuareg diaspora - and also gave him his stage name. In the meantime, the masterful guitarist has become a regular on the stages of Africa and Europe, he performs with well-known Malian musicians and will soon no longer be revered only among Tuareg.
At a glance
Start: Thursday, October 12, 2023, 20:00
Location: Karlstorbahnhof, Marlene-Dietrich Platz 3, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, 69126, Germany
Seating: se ated
Box office: 33 EUR
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