Tunng, and Tinariwen, announce touring collaboration

playing in March, tickets available now.

news: Thursday 5th February 2009

Electronic folkers Tunng have announced that their recent collaboration with world music stars Tinariwen is set to tour the UK in March.

Tunng and three members of Tinariwen came together earlier this year to record a session for BBC Radio 3's Late Junction. They recorded a fluid set with a sense of space and ease with fragments of vocals, and the languages, riffs and melodies weaving together effortlessly. The results of this collaboration are dur to be aired on Late Junction on Thursday 19th February 2009.

Six piece twisted folk-pop collective Tunng will be joined by Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni (guitar, vocals), Eyadou Ag Leche (guitars, bass guitar, vocals) and Said Ag Ayad (percussion, vocals) from the Southern Algerian one time soldier-musicians whose name comeds from "Kel Tinariwen" meaning 'desert boys'.

This unique collaboration will be appearing at the following venues:
Wed 18 March De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea
Fri 20 March Manchester University, Manchester
Sat 21 March HMV Picture House, Edinburgh
Sun 22 March The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Mon 23 March Irish Centre, Leeds
Thu 26 March KOKO, London
Fri 27 March South Street Arts Centre, Reading
Sat 28 March The Rainbow Pub, Birmingham

Tickets for some of these shows are available now, to purchase tickets, where available, click here.


article by: Scott Williams

photos by: Andrew Cross

published: 05/02/2009 16:05

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