Imarhan, the young, Southern Algerian 5-piece band are back after their sold-out MOTH Club date, and they're bringing their second LP, Temet, along with them.
Meaning 'connections' in Tamashek, Temet is an energetic wake-up call for unity at a time where we could all do with an extra sprinkle. Crafted with a conscious desire to remind people that we are all are connected and that acceptance and uptake of this union are the ways in which we will be able to solve adverse cultural problems. Who doesn't love a band with a plan?
Recorded in Paris in early 2017 and co-produced by the band, Patrick Votan and Tinariwen's Eyadou Ag Leche, Temet marks a huge leap forward both creatively and artistically for Imarhan, a band heralded as one of the leading lights of the "new-wave of Tuareg music". Now firmly established and regarded as torch-bearers by the new generation of musicians in Algeria and the Mali border area, the album sees them broadening their sound beyond the meditative desert blues of their debut, with grittier funk, disco, rock and emotional attack. Don't miss this.
Presented by Bird On The Wire.
This is an 16+ event.