FESTIVAL AU DESERT - CARAVAN OF PEACE ft. Ali Farka Toure Band and Terakaft

The Cedar, KFAI, and Mshale Present

FESTIVAL AU DESERT - CARAVAN OF PEACE ft. Ali Farka Toure Band and Terakaft

Sat, May 13, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots

Minneapolis, MN

$25 Advance / $30 Day of show

This event is all ages

This is a standing show with an open floor.

Tickets are available online, by phone, ​and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.

Sponsored by Mshale African News. 

Festival Au Desert - Caravan of Peace
Exiled from the Sahara, Mali's influential Festival in the Desert brings its "caravan" to The Cedar for a rare performance of desert blues, an art form now banned in its homeland. Terakaft "combines Western high-tech with earthy African roots in perfect calibration" (Songlines). Original members of the Ali Farka Touré Band, whose late leader was the master of fusing traditional Malian music with New World blues, reunite with a mission to spread a message of peace.
Ali Farka Touré Band
Ali Farka Touré Band is composed entirely of musicians who travelled the world with the legendary musician of Malian Blues and triple Grammy award winner, including singer Afel Bocoum and the master of the guitar Mahmadou Kelly. To commensurate the 10th anniversary of Ali Farka Touré's death, the former band members have gathered together to revive his entire repertoire.

Often dubbed as pioneers of Desert-Rock, Terakaft is a Tuareg band from Mal featuring founding members of Tinariwen. Their last release, "Alone," was party recorded at the famous Real World Studios and produced by Justin Adams, the British musician/producer who has delved deep into Tuareg music and is known through his work with Robert Plant, Tinariwen and Juldeh Camara. He has geared up "The Caravan" to reach new shores and hit the dance floors. In these troubled times, they have made an album together that presents the deep Saharan rhythms as a vital contemporary heartbeat. Standing on the ruins of their people's dreams they sing to their brothers and sisters about true friendship and tolerance.
Terakaft
Often dubbed as pioneers of Desert-Rock, Terakaft is a Tuareg band from Mal featuring founding members of Tinariwen. Their last release, "Alone," was party recorded at the famous Real World Studios and produced by Justin Adams, the British musician/producer who has delved deep into Tuareg music and is known through his work with Robert Plant, Tinariwen and Juldeh Camara. He has geared up "The Caravan" to reach new shores and hit the dance floors. In these troubled times, they have made an album together that presents the deep Saharan rhythms as a vital contemporary heartbeat. Standing on the ruins of their people's dreams they sing to their brothers and sisters about true friendship and tolerance.
Venue Information:
Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
http://www.thecedar.org/

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Ticket options and info

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not always available at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus & The Cedar.

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  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket + $1 restoration fee) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or info@thecedar.org.