Etran De L'Aïr

Let’s Dance Series

etran inside brochure photo
photo credit Larry Hirshowitz

Thursday, September 19, 2024
Brooklyn Bowl – 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn

Doors: 6 PM | Show: 8 PM (opening act TBA)

Tickets: $25 – Member Benefits Apply – Member price: $20

21+

Co-presented with Brooklyn Bowl

The band Etran de L’Aïr (“stars of the air”) is a family collective from the town of Agadez nestled in the mountainous region of northern Niger. The area is known for its music; specifically the hypnotic electric guitar riffs characteristic of the desert blues of North and West Africa, popularized by artists including Vieux Farka Touré, Bombino, Habib Koité, Mdou Moctar, and Fatoumata Diawara who have turned the musical tradition into a global sensation. Locally, these performances mark community celebrations and life events such as weddings and births. Founded in 1995 by Aghaly Migi, the band is made up of family including his younger brothers whom he taught to play. After 25 years of performing, Etran De L’Aïr is no newcomer but certainly a rising star to watch.

The LET’S DANCE series brings us all together on the dance floor moving our bodies to the infectious beats of DJs and live bands from around the world.

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