LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD at Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre

3 members of Les Filles de Illighadad are on stage i front of a brick wall wearing robes and head scarves. Two play guitars and the other plays the drums.
3 members of Les Filles de Illighadad are walking down a street. They wear robes and scarves. One carries a guitar on her shoulder.
4 members of  Les Filles de Illighadad stand in front of a red and blue painted wall. 3 hold guitars and the other poses with a drum.

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Les Filles de Illighadad
Saturday, April 09, 8:00PM EDT
55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
$28 advance, $35 day of show
General admission, standing room only

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Les Filles de Illighadad (daughters of Illighadad, Niger) take Tuareg, desert blues guitar music and fuse it with tendé, a hypnotic and spiritual style of chanting traditionally performed by women with accompanying percussion. Celebrated as one of the first female Tuareg guitar bands, the group is composed of three women, solo guitarist Fatou Seidi Ghali, renowned vocalist Alamnou Akrouni, and Agadez guitarist Amaria Hamadalher, who are accompanied by Ghali’s brother, guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane, who also plays with Mdou Moctar.

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