Etran Finatawa United States Spring Tour 2011 Canceled

Etran Finatawa
The World Music Institute announced the cancellation of the Etran Finatawa spring tour of the United States. The band was originally scheduled for Friday, April 15th at Symphony Space.

Formed in 2004, Etran Finatawa, meaning the stars of tradition, are the only group in the world to combine the cultures of the Wodaabe (distinctive for their striking face paints) and Tuareg (renowned around the world as desert nomads) people from Niger.

The Wodaabe culture adds an incredible vibrancy to the music, with distinctive polyphonic singing and mesmerizing percussion adding another layer to the Tuareg traditions. Together, they draw on their shared experience as nomads of the Sahelian savannah to produce an explosion of desert blues, full of acoustic percussion and haunting melodies.

Their most recent album, Tarkat Tajje/Let’s Go was released on Riverboat Records in March 2010.

Etran Finatawa will perform across Canada and the United States over July and early August 2011.

Tour dates:

7th July : London, ON – Sunfest

8th July: London, ON – Sunfest

9th July : London, ON – Sunfest

10th July : London, ON – Sunfest

11th July : Hot Springs, BC – Harrison Folk Festival

12th July : Hot Springs, BC – Harrison Folk Festival

13th July : Hot Springs, BC – Harrison Folk Festival

14th July : Hot Springs, BC – Harrison Folk Festival

16th July : Dawson City – Dawson City Music Festival

17th July : Dawson City – Dawson City Music Festival

19th July : Montreal

20th July :Quebec City

21st July :Chicago – Millenium Stage

22nd July :Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival

23rd July : Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival

24th July : Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival

30th July :Canmore, BC – Canmore Folk Festival

31st July : Canmore, BC – Canmore Folk Festival

2nd August :Vancouver, BC – Whidby Island

4th August :Seattle

5th August : Edmonton – EMFM

6th August : Edmonton – EMFM

7th August : Regina – Regina Folk Festival

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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