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Tamikrest- Sold Out

This event has now sold out, Please contact the Box Office on 0115 846 7777 to be added to the waiting list. Formed in 2006, Tamikrest are from a remote desert town in the northwest of the Sahara. The band members are all Tuareg, a group of people spread over North West Africa from Niger to Mali, Algeria and Libya. After a bloody civil war in the 1990s, many Tuareg fighters traded their Kalashnikovs and hand grenades for guitars and microphones. From this tradition the distinctive Tuareg sound was born, spawning the mighty Tinariwen and, in turn, Tamikrest. Tamikrest’s music is a synthesis of this traditional Tuareg sound and Western influences like psychadelica, reggae and rock. In January the band toured the UK with the hugely successful Sahara Soul tour with sell out concerts at the Barbican and Celtic Connections. Following performances at Womad and Latitude Festivals in Summer 2013 they release their third album in September and make their debut at Lakeside in the autumn.