The Guiniguada Theater He has scheduled a very special concert on Monday 8th at 8:30 p.m., which will fill the space with all the energy and vital rhythm that surrounds the Nigerian desert. Its protagonists are Les Filles de Illaghadad, a combo composed of three outstanding artists from this country who come to the Canary Islands to showcase the most contemporary Tuareg music, a type of rock between the avant-garde and rural folk song, adapting the ancient tradition of its nomadic people.
Les Filles de Illighadad is an avant-rock group that comes from the small Nigerian town from which it takes its name, a hidden African village of mud houses surrounded by desert. There is something of a wild avant-garde in the sound of this Nigerian trio that reshapes the conception of rural folk, of Tuareg music, of the limits of avant-rock, after-folk and so many other subgenres.
The leader of the band is Fatou Seidi Ghali, one of the few guitarists in the region, self-taught and learned almost in secret. A clear contemporary and revolutionary reference. In their music, the group takes a turn to rural folk thanks to their guitar riffs, polyphonic voices, traditional percussion and an organic and timeless sound. Fatou and Les Filles, unlike the more well-known groups of rock Tuareg who prefer to use the djembe or the drums, incorporate the traditional drum (Tende) and the gourd submerged in water to rhythmically accompany the voices and the guitar.
The group emerges within a musical world dominated by men to transmit different types of emotions and sound heritage through their guitars. These three young heroines of African music want to transmit to new audiences the songs of their people transformed through new ideas, but preserving their traditional origin. Since your disk Eghass Malan, in which they use the electric guitar, was released through Sahel Sounds they have been able to travel through many stages of the world presenting their particular vision of these sounds and projecting a total authenticity.
It is not uncommon to understand the dimension of Les Filles de Illighadad as an authentic epic of feminist vindication in a territory that still mutilates women: they resize the public space, the role of women, they break boundaries, they universalize the most natural faction of their culture, they vindicate the goodness of their land, but They do it from a different space, without westernizing, but also not hiding behind male figures: they are the owners of the first minute of the rest of the life of Tuareg traditional music and its expansion in the rest of the world.