https://www.clermontmusic.com/al-bilali-soudan-artist The Lilypad
1353 Cambridge St
Cambridge, Ma 02139
Al Bilali Soudan, a close-knit Tuareg family ensemble from TImbuktu Mali perform takamba music. Their instruments are traditional tehardents reinforced with electronic buzz and grit, and calabash percussion. Their musical repertoire is an evolving contemporary adaptation and improvisation of traditional themes always faithful to the path of the musical greats of the Sahara. Definitely not low-vibration music, this is one massively whirling freakout taken at headlong pace. When nothing less than a trance will do.
In their music can be heard the roots of Steve Reich, electric counterpoint, contemporary classical, John Cage, repetitive figures, loops, phasing, EDM and Africa. Here is a group whose repertoire stretches back to the 1600s but whose sound is full of contemporary wild dynamism.
NOT TO BE MISSED