Tuareg Woodabe Band Etran Finatawa Will Tour United States in April

Etran Finatawa
Etran Finatawa
Niger’s Tuareg and Woodabe nomads Etran Finatawa will perform in the U.S. for the very first time this April. The group will be promoting its new album, Desert Crossroads.

They are six musicians – Tuareg and Wodaabe people now based in Niamey, Niger. Many of the songs on Desert Crossroads reflect their longing to return to their roots – the nomadic lifestyle which relies on cattle, the great expanse of the Sahelian grasslands and never-ending dunes of the Sahara.

Tour dates:

April 18 New York NY – Symphony Space
April 20 Rosendale NY – Rosendale Theater
April 21 Arlington, VA – IOTA Club
April 26 Lafayette LA Festival Int’l. de Louisiane
April 27 Lafayette LA Festival Int’l. de Louisiane
April 29 Santa Monica, CA – Temple Bar
April 30 Chicago IL – Old Town School of Folk Music

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