Les Filles de Illighadad – Tickets – The Lounge at World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA – April 16th, 2020

Les Filles de Illighadad

Les Filles de Illighadad

The Lounge at World Cafe Live
$20.00 - $25.00
All Ages
Les Filles de Illighadad appearing at The Lounge at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA – Tickets Available

Les Filles de Illighadad

Fatou Seidi Ghali, lead vocalist and performer of Les Filles de Illighadad is one of the only Tuareg female guitarists in Niger. Sneaking away with her older brother’s guitar, she taught herself to play. While Fatou’s role as the first female Tuareg guitarist is groundbreaking, it is just as interesting for her musical direction. In a place where gender norms have created two divergent musics, Fatou and Les Filles are reasserting the role of tende in Tuareg guitar. In lieu of the djembe or the drum kit, so popular in contemporary Tuareg rock bands, Les Filles de Illighadad incorporates the traditional drum and the pounding calabash, half-buried in water. The forgotten inspiration of Tuareg guitar, they are reclaiming its importance in the genre and reclaiming the music of tende.

Venue Information:
The Lounge at World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104