Etran Finatawa

I'm guessing you will probably have very few opportunities to see a nomad culture brought to life onstage, and you'll have even fewer chances to see two nomad tribes come together and make music. The six members of Etran Finatawa hail from two Nigerien tribes - the Wodaabe come from a tradition of a cappella music with wide harmonies and unique rhythmic sounds, and the Tuaregs bring lively beats driven by guitar and various percussion instruments. Together, they create a deep desert blues that calls out into the Sahara and pulls the voices of western Africa into a powerful, riveting sound. With Baba Maraire & Nhaka Yedu feat. Lora Chiorah. MARY PAULINE DIAZ

Mon., July 26, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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