Blues royalty will hit Australia in 2018 with Saharan blues act Tinariwen.

The Grammy-winning act will take over the Melbourne Recital Centre on Wednesday March 14th for a guaranteed unforgettable performance.

Their eighth studio album was recorded in tents in an oasis town in Southern Morocco called M’Hamid El Ghizlane. Accompanied by the local musical youth and local Ganga outfit (a group of Berber ‘gnawa’ trance musicians), Elwan (The Elephants’) was born.

If you’re new to Tinariwen have a peek at their story below!

Formed in 1979, Tinariwen have journeyed far and wide in recent years, expanding their audiences across five continents with hundreds of concerts honing their skills to a fine point. Hailing collectively from Adrar des Ifoghas, a Saharan mountain range that straddles the border between north-eastern Mali and southern Algeria, the band has throughout this time found themselves exiled from their home desert region due to increasing political instability. As a result of this, they are a musical phenomena of truly universal calibre.

Melbourne Recital Centre
Wednesday 14th March