Tue Jul 16 2019

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Jack London Revue

529 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR 97204

$12.00

Ages 21+

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Tal National are from Niamey, the capital of the land locked West African country of Niger. The band formed in 2000, starting first as a hobby for 3 friends, and by 2009 established themselves as the most popular and successful band in Niger. Other Nigerien bands have made a bigger splash outside of Niger (ie Bombino), but within the borders of home - Tal National are the superstars. In this joyously hypnotic, highly unique contribution to West African guitar music, with its lightening fast rhythms and rotating cast of vocalists, can be heard the history of Niger as a cultural crossroads along ancient trade routes. Collected within the former French colony can be found Songhai, Fulani, Hausa, and Tuareg populations, all of whom are represented in Tal National's members. In the music we hear the rolling 12/8 rhythms in the Hausa's Fuji percussion, the pensive aridity of the Tuareg's assouf or "blues," and the exquisite "griot guitar" of Mali's Songhai, all delivered with virtuoso precision and unrelenting energy. On stage Tal National perform with six musicians, but because of their rigorous performance schedule there might be up to thirteen members at any one time. At shows, musicians regularly change places midway through songs (including the amazing sight of drummers swapping without missing a beat). On some nights the band might split up to play two gigs simultaneously. With the large cast of players, it's easier to compare the band to a sports team than anything else. Their concert material combines original songs with new arrangements of West African folk songs, themes of which deal with love, tolerance, peace, feminine beauty, and the woman's physical dance expression based on traditional African rhythms. Their discography starts with their first album Apokte in 2006.

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Tal National

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    African Jazz

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Soul'd Out Presents

Tal National

Tue Jul 16 2019 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Jack London Revue Portland OR
Tal National

$12.00 Ages 21+

Tal National are from Niamey, the capital of the land locked West African country of Niger. The band formed in 2000, starting first as a hobby for 3 friends, and by 2009 established themselves as the most popular and successful band in Niger. Other Nigerien bands have made a bigger splash outside of Niger (ie Bombino), but within the borders of home - Tal National are the superstars. In this joyously hypnotic, highly unique contribution to West African guitar music, with its lightening fast rhythms and rotating cast of vocalists, can be heard the history of Niger as a cultural crossroads along ancient trade routes. Collected within the former French colony can be found Songhai, Fulani, Hausa, and Tuareg populations, all of whom are represented in Tal National's members. In the music we hear the rolling 12/8 rhythms in the Hausa's Fuji percussion, the pensive aridity of the Tuareg's assouf or "blues," and the exquisite "griot guitar" of Mali's Songhai, all delivered with virtuoso precision and unrelenting energy. On stage Tal National perform with six musicians, but because of their rigorous performance schedule there might be up to thirteen members at any one time. At shows, musicians regularly change places midway through songs (including the amazing sight of drummers swapping without missing a beat). On some nights the band might split up to play two gigs simultaneously. With the large cast of players, it's easier to compare the band to a sports team than anything else. Their concert material combines original songs with new arrangements of West African folk songs, themes of which deal with love, tolerance, peace, feminine beauty, and the woman's physical dance expression based on traditional African rhythms. Their discography starts with their first album Apokte in 2006.
Tal National

Tal National

African Jazz

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
GA 21+
$12.00

Delivery Method

Mail
UPS
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.