Etran Finatawa

Etran FinatawaEtran Finatawa’s musicians come from Niger which is one of the three poorest countries in the world, it is a landlocked country in West Africa bordered by Mali, Algeria, Libya, Chad and Nigeria. Niger has a very rich cultural heritage. It is a desert crossroad between Berber and Arab cultures of the North and the many sub-Saharan cultures of the South. In Niger there are eleven different ethnic groups most of whom are farmers or pastoralists, both sedentary and nomadic. Amongst them are the Tuareg and Wodaabe, many of whom are still nomadic. They move with their camels, long-horned cattle, sheep, goats and donkeys seeking pastures along the Sahelian savannah at the fringes of the South Sahara.

 

 

 

The Band

Etran Finatawa was formed as a band at the time of the 2004 Festival in the Desert near Timbuctou. The literal meaning of their name is ‘the stars of tradition’. They are the first group to use the songs and music of the Wodaabe in a modern context. They began as a group of ten musicians who wanted to unite these two nomadic cultures as a symbol of peace and reconciliaton. The touring and recording band consists of five musicians three of whom are Tuareg and two, Wodaabe-Fulani. In Niger the Wodaabe and the Tuareg live side by side on the desert’s fringes sharing pastures and water sources which sometimes leads to feuding. Etran Finatawa came together to be a symbol for peace between their communities and to give their cultures a future in this changing world. The music of the two tribes is very different but the way it has been combined has produced a powerful and hypnotic sound and a new musical style of Nomad Blues.
TentSince 2005 they were touring Europe and appearing at WOMAD in 2006, after that they have travelled the wider world and since they have been to more than 44 countries around the world to all five continents.  In Niger their music has a cult status. Their songs are sung by the young and school children all over the country.
The traditional Wodaabe chants are a remarkable blend of choral polyphony and high tenor solos. They wear their traditional long embroidered tunics, leather hose and turbans with ostrich feathers as they would at their annual desert festivals. They adorn their faces with yellow spots and stripes to enhance their looks, and accompany their vocal music with the traditional calabasse (gourd) drums and a slow motion type of movement verging on dance and handclapping. The Tuareg have always used a variety of string instruments, tende drums and ululations to animate their songs and dances and since the 1970s they have used the guitar. This guitar style is called Ichumar and came out of their rebellion and exile in Libya, and is part of the repertoire of Etran Finatawa. They wear long flowing garments and touareg turbans.
From the richness of these two united but distinct cultures they compose and sing their songs in two different languages, the Tuareg Tamashek and the Wodaabe Fulfulde. Their songs tell tales from nomadic life, of isolation and liberty, of extreme hardship and poverty, of a harsh climate, of beautiful women and happy days, of life giving animals and handsome beasts, of festivities and families, of stars and desert storms. Some of their songs are healing songs as they use music as a therapy in both cultures. In this interchange of modern and traditional songs, handclapping and rich percussion often lead the songs and are an invitation to dance while the solo guitar of Alhousseini Mohamed Anivolla gives a special Blues groove to their music. Their melodies, rhythms and vocals create a sound picture of the grasslands of the Sahel and arid desert. The rich and heady blend of the particular vocal sound of the Wodaabe singer, Bammo Agonla , the strong singing voice of the Tuareg Alhousseini Mohamed Anivolla and the polyphonic chorus of the whole band is the highly innovative. 

Their music reveals an incredible groove, mature voices and sophisticated lyrics. They have created an unique sound with which to voice their ideas and concerns regarding their endangered traditional way of life. Their music reaches a whole philosophical level,  the band has a social role being cultural ambassadors, in a society of continuous global change.

‘Imuzaran’ (Tarkat Tajje 2010):

 "Those who are leading the world
pay attention to the tears of the children of this world
that you are spending every morning"

 


Etran Finatawa´s co founder Bagui Bouga died on August 2nd 2013 R.I.P 1978-2013


Bagui BougaBagui co-founded Etran Finatawa to bring together his nomadic Wodaabe heritage and musical culture together with the other nomadic people of Niger, the Touareg. Bringing his distinctive Wodaabe polyphonic singing and mesmerizing percussion together with the Touareg ichumar guitar style, Bagui was central to Etran Finatawa's vision of a fusion of desert nomadic styles.
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Striking in his traditional Wodaabe colourful dress, yellow face paint and ostrich feather, Bagui was an unforgettable presence in live performances. As well as being a musical innovator, he was also a nomad philosopher, bringing his reflections on the nature of the Wodaabe way of life into his songwriting for Etran Finatawa.

We have no words for our pain and sadness! We send all our compassion to his family, his wife and his children. Bagui has been a philosopher, a nomad. He knew so well his culture and he enjoyed sharing his knowledge of his cultural heritage with many people.We will miss him for his music, for his art, his inspiration, intellectual exchange. His capacities, his compassion, his sensitivity were unique. He left us too early. Hopefully “gaynako”, our herdsman will find there we he wanders to plenty of rain and nice and green pastureland with plenty of cows and peace for his soul! We will always remember him.

Sahara Sessions - New album released in June 2013

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The Sahara Sessions was recorded deep in the desert. Sheltered only by an animal-skin tent and the vast canopy of midnight stars, Etran Finatawa played their guitars and sang straight from the heart. Each poignant song and everyslap of the calabash drum articulating the deep set divisions in the Sahel region that are threatening their Nomad way of life. Simmering political troubles and excruciating economic hardship pose a dangerous threat to the nomadic way of life and the rich cultures of Niger. Divining their solution to these issues, Etran Finatawa celebrate their diverse heritage and call for its preservation to be a priority for Nigeriens and listeners the world over.

Tarkat Tajje / Let´s go

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Produced by Colin Bass at Real World Studios in Bath UK. Released in 2010.  This album is Etran Finatawa’s appeal to a global consciousness and to the decision makers and reactors all over the world.

Etran Finatawa’s hypnotic musical groove evokes the breathless heat and shimmering horizon of the Sahara. With laid back guitars, driving rhythms and compelling voices, Tarkat Tajje/Let’s Go! invites you to accompany this dynamic band of Wodaabe and Tuareg nomads on their evolving musical journey.

 

Desert Crossroads

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Etran Finatawa recorded their 2nd album in July 2007 in London´s famous Livingstone studios together with producer Paul Borg. The result of this very fruitful cooperationhas been released in 2008. "Desert Crossroads" is available as CD album and M3 album at Riverboat World Music Network

Introducing Etran Finatawa

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Introducing Etran Finatawa, CD produced by World Music Network London summer 2005, released spring 2006.

Available as CD album and M3 album atWorld Music Network

Tour Dates - African Pearls Tour 2015

09.04.2015 Salzburg OVAL www.weltenklang.at
10.04.2015 Stainach CCW www.weltenklang.at
11.04.2015 Steyr AKKU www.weltenklang.at
13.04.2015 St. Pölten Cinema Paradiso www.weltenklang.at
14.04.2015 Gorizia Italy, Kulturni Dom www.weltenklang.at
16.04.2015 Wien Sargfabrik www.weltenklang.at
17.04.2015 Innsbruck TREIBHAUS www.weltenklang.at
18.04.2015 Dornbirn SPIELBODEN www.weltenklang.at

Tour Dates - 2014 sahara sessions tour

Tour Program 2014

Date Place Country Contact
July 24 - 27 Viljandi Estonia http://www.folk.ee/festival/en/viljandi-folk-music-festival
July 12th Kaustinen Finland kaustinen Folk Festival
http://www.kaustinen.net/en/
July 11th Jyvaskylankesa Finland Kesä Festival
http://www.jyvaskylankesa.fi/
July 09th Moorbach Austria Kasumama
http://www.kasumama.at/
July 04th Bremerhaven Germany Klimahaus
http://www.klimahaus-bremerhaven.de
June 28th Hamburg Germany Cafe Timbuktu, Karolinenviertel
June 27th Martfeld Germany Mühle
June 22nd Leipzig Germany Hakunamatata Festival
www.hakunamatata-festival.de
June 20-21 Münster Germany Afrika Festival
Afrikakooperative
http://afrika-kooperative.blogspot.de/
June 17 Leipzig Germany Universität leipzig Institut für Afrikanistik
June 15th Wroclaw (Breslau) Poland Ethno Jazz Festival
www.ethnojazz.pl
June 14th Saalfelden Austria Afrikafest
www.kunsthausnexus.com
June 13th Radziejowice (50 km from Warsaw-south) Poland sandra@fidjomusic.com
June 12th Rozanystok (east Poland close to Bialystok) Poland http://www.festiwalbezgranic.com/en
June 6-8th Pennabilli Italy http://www.artistiinpiazza.com
Mai 31st Ossenbeck Germany Hofgut Kühn
sandra@fidjomusic.com
Mai 28th Berlin Germany Haus der Sinne
http://www.hausdersinneberlin.de/
Mai 26th Prague Czech Republic Respectfestival
www.respectfestival.cz
Mai 22nd Kaunas Lithuania http://www.dramosteatras.lt/
Mai 21 st Vilnius Lithuania http://www.gmgyvai.lt/en/Concerts/
http://www.rusudrama.lt/
Tour Program 2011 - 2013
DatePlaceCountryContact
14th dec Niamey, CCFN Niger etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr

14th nov

Tamanrasset

Algeria

etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr

16th june 2013

Celebrating sanctuary London

UK

www.accessallareas.info

15th june 2013

Leeds Howard assembly room

UK

www.accessallareas.info

14th june 2013

Victoria Hotel Menai Bridge

UK

www.accessallareas.info

13th june 2013

Ironworks Oswestry

UK

www.accessallareas.info

12th june 2013

Whitby The Colliseum

UK

www.accessallareas.info

11th june 2013

Joe Cornish´s Gallery Northallerton

UK

www.accessallareas.info

10th june 2013

MOMO´s London

UK

www.accessallareas.info

09th june 2013

Celebrating santuary Birmingham

UK

www.accessallareas.info

08th june 2013

Evershot Village Hall

UK

www.accessallareas.info

07th june 2013

Turner Simms Southhampton

UK

www.accessallareas.info

5 april2013

Chant de dunes Niamey

Niger

etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr

August 2012

Europe

Europe

www.etranfinatawa.com

25 feb 2012

Akuboundo, Abalak

Niger
 
13 Aug 2011 Tidewater,OR
Beloved festival
USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or aliaprod.com
8 Aug 2011 Calgary
Afrikadey Festival
Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or aliaprod.com
7Aug 2011 Regina Folk festival Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or aliaprod.com
5-6 Aug 2011 Edmonton EMFM Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or aliaprod.com
30-31 July 2011 Canmore Festival BC Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or aliaprod.com
27th July 2011 New York City 92ndY Tribeca USA starts 9pm
26th July 2011 Boston Johnny D´s USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or aliaprod.com
22-24 July 2011 Hillside Festival, Guelph Ontario Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or aliaprod.com
21 July 2011 Chicago, Mayne Stage
9:30h
USA Mayne Stage Theatre
1328 W Morse Av.
Chicago
21 July 2011 Chicago, Millenium Stage USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or aliaprod.com
16-17July 2011 Dawson City Music Festival Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or aliaprod.com
11-14 July 2011 Hot Springs, BC, Harrison Folk Festival Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or aliaprod.com
07-10 July 2011 London, Ontario Sunfest Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or aliaprod.com
25 May 2011 Hildesheim World Music Centre/Massala Festival Germany etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
20 May 2011 St. Gallen 8 pm Suisse etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
19 May 2011 Neuchatel 8 pm Suisse etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
7 May 2011 Espace Senghor, Etterbeck 8 pm Belgium etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
7 May 2011 Auditorium Abel Dubois, Mons 4 pm Belgium etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
6 May 2011 Cinema le Parc, Liège Bruxelles
8 pm
Belgium etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
5 May 2011 "Le monde est un village" concert live RTBF" Bruxelles
8 pm
Belgium etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
4 May 2011 MIM Bruxelles
2 pm
Belgium etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
3-13 May 2011 Schoolworkshops with
Jeunesse Musicales International
Belgium etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
22 April 2011 Festival FINATAWA Fada N´Gourma Burkina Faso etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
Tour Program 2010
DatePlaceCountryContact
13 dec 2010 Festival des arts negres, Dakar Senegal etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
7th nov 2010 World sacred music festival, Uppsala Sweden etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
6th nov 2010 World sacred music festival, Uppsala Sweden etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
2nd october 2010 CCFN Niamey Niger  
1st august 2010 Lincoln Center Festival Outdoors New York City USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
26th july 2010 Neumo's, Seattle, WA USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
25th july 2010 Calgary Folk festival Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
24th july 2010 Calgary Folk festival Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
23rd july 2010 Calgary Folk festival Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
23rd july 2010 Calgary Folk festival Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
22nd july 2010 Calgary Folk festival Canada etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
21st july 2010 Yoshi's, Oakland, CA USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
20nd july 2010 Don Quixote, Santa Cruz USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
18th july 2010 MIM Phoenix USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
17th july 2010 MIM Phoenix USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
16th july 2010 Los Angeles-Pasadena Levitt Pavilion USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
15th july 2010 Santa Fe Brewery Company USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
14th july 2010 The cooperage USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
11th july 2010 Roots and Blues Festival Chicago USA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
10th july 2010 Winnipeg Folk Festival CANADA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
9th july 2010 Winnipeg Folk Festival CANADA etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or alison@aliaprod.com
21st june Masaki "Fete de la Musique", Niamey Niger etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
8th may 2010 CCFN Zinder Niger etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or CCFN Zinder
29th april 2010 CCF Alger Algeria etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or CCF Alger
28th april 2010 CCF Tlemcen Algeria etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr or CCF Alger
30th march 2010 Kleve Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
25th march 2010 Gütersloh Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
23rd march 2010 Kempen Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
19th march 2010 Detmold Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
18th march 2010 Wuppertal Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
17th march 2010 Herford Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
16th march 2010 Hamm Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
11th march 2010 Bonn Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
10th march 2010 Cologne Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
9th march 2010 Hattingen Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
7th march 2010 St Augustin Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
6th march 2010 Siegen Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
5th march 2010 Dortmund Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
4th march 2010 Remscheid Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
3rd march 2010 Düsseldorf Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
2nd march 2010 Bad Honnef Germany www.myspace.com/etranfinatawa
and www.klangkosmos-nrw.de
Tour Program 2009
DatePlaceCountryContact
21november St Louis Senegal more details soon
etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
10 october Alliance Francaise Port Elisabeth South Africa etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
08 october Alliance Francaise Cape Town South Africa etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
04 october CCF Windhoek Namibia etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
02 october Alliance Francaise Mbabane Swasiland etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
30 september Alliance Francaise Maseru South Africa etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
29 september Alliance Francaise Pretoria South Africa etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
26 september African Connections South Africa etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
24 september Alliance Francaise Durban South Africa etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
22 september World Summit Durban South Africa etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
18 september CCF Harare Zimbabwe etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
12 september CCF Maputo Mocambique etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
6 eptember Nelspruit South Africa etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
3-5 september Johannesburg South Africa etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
22nd August 2009
Lisbonne
Centro cultural de Belém Portugal etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
1/2nd August Riverside festival Nottingham UK www.accessallareas.info
25th July Womad Charlton Park UK www.womad.org
22/23rd July Festival Martigues France etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
20th July Royal Opera House London UK www.accessallareas.info
18th July Larmer Tree festival UK www.accessallareas.info
17th July Southport Arts Centre UK www.accessallareas.info
14th July Arts Centre Darlington Uk www.accessallareas.info
11th July Lift Club Glossop UK www.accessallareas.info
10th July Brewery Arts Centre
Kendal Cumbria
UK www.accessallareas.info
7th-9th Jully Llangollen Eistedfodd/Wales UK www.accessallareas.info
4th/5th July Rhythms of the world
Hitchin Herst
UK www.accessallareas.info
23/24th April WOMAD Abu Dhabi www.womad.org

Etran Finatawa ´s tour in the UK and Europe from October 14th to November 22nd 2008 has been supported by the OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie)

Tour Program 2008
DatePlaceCountryContact
22nd Nov Savigny
scène du monde
France www.scenedumonde.fr
20th Nov London Al Madad Foundation
charity concert for development program in Niger
UK www.etranfinatawa.com
18th Nov Aquarius
Zagreb
Croatie www.gekkobeat.com
17th Nov Galahala,AKC
Metelkova Mesto
Ljubljana
Slovenia www.drugagodba.si
tickets at
www.galahala.com
15th Nov Ciné Scène, Ste. Croix Switzerland etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
14th Nov Café Mokka, Thun Switzerland www.libre.ch
12th Nov Esprit Frappeur, Lutry/Lausanne Switzerland www.esprit-frappeur.ch
10th Nov Radio Romande Suisse, Lausanne Switzerland www.etranfinatawa.com
9th Nov Talinn Estland www.gekkobeat.com
7th Nov Oslo World Music Festival Norway www.gekkobeat.com
8th Nov Ethnosoi Festival, Helsinki Finland www.globalmusic.fi
6th Nov Copenhagen Denmark www.gekkobeat.com
4th Nov Akropolis, Prag Czech-Republic www.gekkobeat.com
30th Oct Turner Simms Hall Southampton UK www.accessallareas.info
28th Oct The Hawth Crawley UK www.accessallareas.info
26th Oct St Georges Hall Bristol UK www.accessallareas.info
25th Oct Calstock hall/near Plymouth UK www.accessallareas.info
24th Oct Graffham Empire Hall UK www.accessallareas.info
22nd Oct Norwich Arts centre UK www.accessallareas.info
21st Oct Didcott Arts centre UK www.accessallareas.info
19th Oct Ludlow assembly Room UK www.accessallareas.info
18th Oct Musicport-Festival
Bridlington
UK www.musicport.fsnet.co.ukcasi
17th Oct Selby townhall UK www.accessallareas.info
16th october Music 4U
Humberside
UK www.accessallareas.info
15th october Music 4U
Humberside
UK www.accessallareas.info
14th october London
Momo´s
UK www.accessallareas.info
11th october International Festival/Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (USA) Pennsylvania, USA www.aliaagency.com
8th october Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston, MA
Massachusetts, USA www.aliaagency.com
7th october Crossroads Music (at Calvary Church), Philadelphia, PA Pennsylvania, USA www.aliaagency.com
6th october World Café
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania, USA www.aliaagency.com
4th october Lotus festival
Bloomington
Indiana, USA www.aliaagency.com
3rd october Lotus festival
Bloomington
Indiana, USA www.aliaagency.com
1st october Friends of Bob´s
Lafayette
Indiana, USA www.aliaagency.com
25th September The Japanese American National Museum / 369 East First Street / Los Angeles, CA 90012 / California, USA www.aliaagency.com or
janm.org
Tel. 213.625.0414
23rd September Amoeba Instore
Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood
California, USA www.aliaagency.com
22th September Chicago World Music festival
http://www.worldmusicfestivalchicago.org/preview/
Illinois, USA www.aliaagency.com
21th September Chicago World Music festival
http://www.worldmusicfestivalchicago.org/preview/
Illinois, USA www.aliaagency.com
20th September Madison World Music Festival Wisconsin, USA www.aliaagency.com
29th August World Music festival Roumania www.gekkobeat.com
22th July Vancouver Folk Festival Canada www.aliaagency.com
18th July Grassroots Festival. Ithaca,NY USA www.aliaagency.com
10th July Nuit d´Afrique Montreal Canada www.aliaagency.com
4th-6th July TFF Rudolstadt Germany www.tff-rudolstadt.de
3rd July Timitar Festival Agadir Marocco www.timitar-festival.com
1st July Maschinenhaus, Kulturbrauerei, Berlin Germany www.kuturbrauerei.de
29th June Forum der Kulturen Stuttgart Germany www.gekkobeat.com
28th June Centre Culturel Neudorf Strassbourg France etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
27th June Alte Scheune Liebenau Germany etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
7th June Schlachthof, Kassel Germany etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
6th June Kulturfabrik Luxembourg Luxembourg etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
5th June E-Werk, Freiburg Germany www.gekkobeat.com
23rd May Dortmund Germany etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
11-13th May Music Meeting
Nijmwegen
Netherlands www.musicmeeting.nl
10th May Rasa-Utrecht Netherlands www.rasa.nl
8th May Anvers Belgium www.zuiderpershuis.be
7th May Kulturhus
Borne/Hertme
Netherlands etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
8th May Anvers Belgium www.zuiderpershuis.be
6th May Ossenbeck /Diepholz
Hofgut Kühn
Germany etranfinatawa@yahoo.fr
3rd May Kulturgiesserei,
Berlin-Schönhausen
Germany www.gekkobeat.com
30th april Chicago Old town school of Folk, Chicago, Illinois USA www.aliaagency.com
29th april temple bar
Santa Monica, C.A.
USA www.aliaagency.com
26th-27th april Louisiana Int. Festival,
Lafayette,Lousiana
USA www.aliaagency.com
21st april IOTA cafe and club,
Arlington, VA
USA www.aliaagency.com
20 april Rosendale theatre, Rosendale New York State USA www.aliaagency.com
18th april NY Music Institute,
New York City
USA www.heartheworld.org
    more details about the US tour www.aliaagency.com
Tour Program 2006
DatePlaceCountryContact
25 Aug Ireland World Cultures Festival, Dublin Dun Laoghaire Ireland  
29 Jul WOMAD Festival Reading UK www.womad.org
29 Jun Gala concert Al Madad Foundation, London UK www.almadad.co.uk
19 Jun Afrika-Kooperative Münster Germany karidio@gmx.de
18 Jun Amsterdam Roots festival Netherlands www.roots.nl
16 Jun Geneva "Fête de la Musique" Switzerland  
15 Jun Radio Suisse romande, Lausanne Switzerland www.rsr.ch
14 Jun Lausanne Esprit-Frappeur Switzerland www.esprit-frappeur.ch
08 Jun Berlin Café Zapata Germany www.cafe-zapata.de
01-04 Jun Pennabilli Artisti in Piazza italy www.artistiinpiazza.com
30 May Bath Fringe Festival UK www.bathfringe.co.uk
28 May Dunya Festival Netherlands www.dunya.com
26 May Ossenbeck, Hofanlage Kühn Germany dagmarkuehn@yahoo.de