Tinariwen’s beginnings go back to the late 70s, founded by a collective of musicians in North Africa, but international recognition only came in recent years riding a wave of guitar-driven rock during the Tuareg rebellion in the 1990s. Dubbed the kings of Saharan desert blues, their music documents the life and times of Tuaregs, members of a nomadic ethnic group who live in the Sahara. The group are now nine albums-deep into a career that has seen them play over 1400 concerts across the globe, now announcing a rare appearance in our city at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on 13 Nov. Recent work has seen them collaborate with the likes of TV On The Radio, Kurt Vile, Flea, Mark Lanegan, Josh Klinghoffer, Cass McCombs, Saul Williams and more.

Wed 13 Nov, Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX, Tel: 0161 833 2220, 7pm, £25, www.alttickets.co.uk

Wed 13 Nov
Rich Holmes
Published on:
Tue 16 Apr 2019