Les Filles de Illighadad
Women’s Voices Series
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Doors: 7 PM | Show: 8 PM
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St, Manhattan
Please Note: Symphony Space has updated their Covid protocols to include a booster requirement.
Tickets: $35 | $40 | $50 – member benefits apply
One of the hottest new acts coming out of the Desert Blues tradition, Les Filles de Illighadad is a groundbreaking band founded by Fatou Seidi Ghali in Illighadad, a village in the Sahara Desert in Niger. Ghali, it is claimed, is the first Tuareg woman to play guitar professionally. The group, made up of three women and one man (Ghali’s brother), juxtaposes modern electric guitars with tende – a traditional Tuareg musical form typically performed by women, featuring drumming and chanting. The result is a timeless sound that The New Yorker describes as “mesmeric, almost prayer-like” and Pitchfork calls “hypnotic”.
The WOMEN’S VOICES series celebrates the role that female artists play in the preservation and promotion of their respective cultures and traditions. |