Saharan Sensation Etran Finatawa Return to the United States in September 2008

Etran Finatawa
Etran Finatawa

Niger-based Etran Finatawa, a band that includes Tuareg and Woodabe nomads, will return to the United States for September-October tour. Etran Finatawa visited the U.S. earlier this year and returns to North America to its new album, Desert Crossroads.

The band includes 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.

Latest schedule (subject to change):

  • 9/20 Madison Madison World Music Festival
  • 9/21+22 Chicago Chicago World Music Festival
  • 9/25 LA Japanese American National Museum
  • 10/3+4 Bloomington Lotus Festival
  • 10/8 Boston Museum of Fine Arts

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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