UCLA Live presents Tinariwen.

Saturday, February 20, 2010
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Royce Hall
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tinariwen emerged from the Sahara to transfix global audiences. Formed in the crucible of the long freedom fight of the nomadic Touareg people, Tinariwen wields a sound as ancient as their way of life, and as modern as pulsating grooves on an electric guitar. The music has brought the Touareg fight for autonomy to global attention. But the band is also leading a revolution in world music. England’s Q magazine wrote that their 2007 album “Aman Iman” sounded “thrillingly unlike anything else on the planet.” The 2004 album “Amassakoul” had the UK’s Observer Music Monthly wondering if Tinariwen could be called “the best rock band in the world.”


pay-by-space and all-day ($10) parking available.

Cost : $48, 36, 24; UCLA students $15

UCLA Live310-825-2101


Sponsor(s): , Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA