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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mali's Imharhan Tombouctou Entrances Kingston

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Oh, BSP Lounge. You’ve gone and done it again, you. You’ve booked some rad touring band I just can’t not write about here in my l’il bloggity-blog. Oh heck. This time it’s Imharhan Tombouctou, a mind-blowing “desert psych-blues” outfit from Mali that visits the venue on March 21 for a special early evening show.

Sadly, the current political situation in their homeland prevents Imharhan Tombouctou from performing there—which makes their U.S. appearances all the more important. Comprised of members of a family of nomadic Tuareg musicians, the group has deep roots in Africa’s northern desert interior and drinks from the same rich musical oasis that feeds the droning, rhythmically mesmerizing waters of more recognized acts like Ali Farka Toure, Tinariwen, and Toumani Dibate. A simmering cauldron of roiling traditional tribal percussion, sinuous electric guitars, and chanting vocals, the band’s exotic sound has made it wildly popular on the African club and party scene beyond Mali and at festivals around the world.

Sample this performance of the tune “Aicha Talamont”:

Imharhan Tombouctou will play at BSP Lounge in Kingston, New York, on March 21 at 7pm. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (845) 481-5158 or visit

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