LIVE: Tal National @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, 4/12/15



Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy has long championed the varied and mesmerizing sounds of African music, and their schedule of concerts this season carries on the tradition. After opening with the multi-national Nile Project last month, the Sanctuary recently hosted a marvelous, high-octane show by Tal National, who were celebrating the release of their brand new album, Zoy Zoy.

The tireless band from Niger served up a dynamic, amazingly energetic hour-and-a-half performance that seamlessly blended traditional West African rhythms with elements of rock, blues and folk. Putting it all together, the concert was a serious, non-stop, Sunday night celebration – full of vibrancy, color and, of course, plenty of dancing both on and off the stage.

Sara Foss’ review at Thinking It Through

UPCOMING: The Sanctuary for Independent Media continues its African music concert series at 7pm on Wednesday (May 29) with Noura Mint Seymali, a captivating vocalist and ardine player, along with her band. Admission to the all-ages concert is $15. BUT WAIT… we’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for Wednesday’s concert to some lucky Nippertown reader. GO HERE to enter the contest…







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