Oct 25, 2012
8pm. Kishi Bashi will open the show! This show is a partnership with Ohio University African Studies and Ohio University Performing Arts Series. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Don't miss this incredible show. Tinariwen are often associated with just one image: that of Touareg rebels leading the charge, machine gun in hand and electric guitar slung over the shoulder. The band ditch this clichAC on their fifth album a??Tassilia?? and ita??s for the best. The founding members abandoned their weapons long ago and on this new album they have engineered a minor aesthetic revolution by setting the electric guitar a?? the instrument which became their mascot and made them famous a?? to one side and giving pride of place to acoustic sounds, recorded right in the heart of the desert, which is the landscape of their existence, the cradle of their culture and the source of their inspiration. You might even call this radical move a return to the very essence of their art, a return which, paradoxically, has also opened the doors to some intriguing collaborations with members of TV On The Radio, Nels Cline (Wilcoa??s guitarist) or The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Cost: $20-$35 per personContact:
Stuart's Opera House
52 Public Square
Web Site: http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/