WATCH — Imarhan “Imarhan” + Tour Dates

April 24th, 2016


“Compared to the distorted desert blues of Mdou Moctar or regional stars Tinariwen, the Algerian band – whose frontman Sadam is a cousin of Tinawiren’s Eyadou Ag Leche – have a different slant on their traditional music. “Their poetry and flow has a more integrally urban base than the ancestral tamashek poetry and traditional rhythms of their elders,” as the label explains, and you can hear the combination of traditional folk music with the funkier rhythms of West Africa and a certain youthful swagger. Their eponymous single comes with a video filmed by Dalel Ziour in their hometown of Tamanrasset, south Algeria. Imarhan’s self-titled debut album will be released on April 29 2016 via City Slang, and the band are about to set out on their first North American tour, beginning in Seattle on April 16.” — via FACT

Check out the video for “Imarhan” below!


15.04 Portland – Roseland Theatre
16.04 Seattle – Vera Project
18.04 Arcata – Richard’s Goat
19.04 Sacramento – Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub
20.04 Big Sur – Henry Miller Library presented by FolkYeah
21.04 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall:
22.04 Claremont, CA – Pomona College
23.04 Venice, CA – Del Monte Speakeasy presented by Radio Afrique
24.04 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
28.04 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
29.04 Austin, TX – Levitation Festival
02.05 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
03.05 Chicago, IL – Schubas
04.05 Madison, WI – Frequency
05.05 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
06.05 Akron, OH – Musica
07.05 NYC, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
08.05 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s Alright