Advanced tickets to this event are SOLD OUT! We will have a limited number of admissions available to purchase at the box office on the night of the show starting at 6:00 PM. All admissions at the door will be first come first serve, one ticket per customer, with no re entry. $30 at the door, cash only.


Brooklyn Bowl | 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn

$25 advance/$30 door

Standing Room Only



Co-presented with Brooklyn Bowl


Opening Act: Dengue Fever


For Saharan blues band Tinariwen, the desert is their home, and their hypnotic and electrifying guitar rock reflects complex realities of their home base in Northwest Africa. They are Tuareg, descended from nomadic people who have wandered the dunes for millennia. The music of Tinariwen travels too, reverberating far from the dusty plains of Mali. Their 2011 album Tassili, recorded in the Algerian Desert — in a tent and under the stars with an esteemed cadre of musicians including Nels Cline and TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone — won a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. Now, their latest record Emmaar returns to their roots, delivering stripped-down dirges, effervescent anthems, and above all, simplicity and honesty.


Mali's best-known exponents of desert blues -The Guardian -Robin Denselow


Opening for Tinariwen will be Dengue Fever, an American-based band that is widely recognized for their trademark blend of 60’s Cambodian pop and psychedelic rock, Dengue Fever’s latest release expands their musical palette to include Khmer rap, Latin grooves, Afro percussion, layered Stax-like horns and more.


This concert is presented as part of WMI’s Desert Blues Series.


WMI member discounts are not available for this concert.