The iconic Malian desert blues group Tinariwen returns to the Luckman! Named “Best African Band” by Rolling Stone, Tinariwen was formed in 1979 by group members from Tessalit, an oasis in the Sahara Desert in northern Mali. The group, whose name translates to “deserts,” draws their style of music from rock as well as African and Middle Eastern music mixing acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, drums, and gnarled picking patterns from West African lutes. The melodies are as straightforward as folk tunes that tug against harmonies in ways that reflect Tinariwen’s nomadic lifestyle.
General: $25, $35, $45
Cal State L.A. students: $15
Other students: $20
Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.
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