Les Filles de Illighadad

Mesmerizing desert blues from Niger

Les Filles de Illighadad is a Tuareg band founded in 2016 by the self-taught guitar player Fatou Seidi Ghali who is thought to be the first Tuareg woman to play guitar professionally, and renowned vocalist Alamnou Akrouni. Their music is referred to as desert blues and described in The New Yorker by Amanda Petrusich as “heavy, meditative, and tender”, and reminiscent of “players like R. L. Burnside or Otha Turner, who were directly informed by African music seeded in the American South by enslaved Africans.”

7:00 pm indoor concert

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Advance tickets are recommended as seating is limited; walk-ups are welcome. Ticket cost at the door is $28 member; $32 non-member. $10 for ages 9-19; free for ages 8 & under. Advance ticketing closes at midnight on Friday, September 16.

Please call (607) 278-5454 or contact info@westkc.org with any questions.

For WKC member pricing, the purchaser must be a WKC member. If you are not yet a 2022 member and would like to become one, click here.

See band website here.

Details
Date:

September 17

Time:

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Event Category:

Performances

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/les-filles-de-illighadad-tickets-336748111667
Organizer

West Kortright Centre

Venue

West Kortright Centre

49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, NY 13757

East Meredith, NY, US, 13757

Mesmerizing desert blues from Niger

Les Filles de Illighadad is a Tuareg band founded in 2016 by the self-taught guitar player Fatou Seidi Ghali who is thought to be the first Tuareg woman to play guitar professionally, and renowned vocalist Alamnou Akrouni. Their music is referred to as desert blues and described in The New Yorker by Amanda Petrusich as “heavy, meditative, and tender”, and reminiscent of “players like R. L. Burnside or Otha Turner, who were directly informed by African music seeded in the American South by enslaved Africans.”

7:00 pm indoor concert

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Advance tickets are recommended as seating is limited; walk-ups are welcome. Ticket cost at the door is $28 member; $32 non-member. $10 for ages 9-19; free for ages 8 & under. Advance ticketing closes at midnight on Friday, September 16.

Please call (607) 278-5454 or contact info@westkc.org with any questions.

For WKC member pricing, the purchaser must be a WKC member. If you are not yet a 2022 member and would like to become one, click here.

See band website here.