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Etran Finatawa

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Years active  2005 to present
Origin  Niger (2004)
Record label  World Music Network
Website  www.etranfinatawa.com
Genre  Genre type unspecified
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Genres  Afro-beat / Blues / Roots Music / African Music
Labels  World Music Network/Riverboat Records
Albums  The Sahara Sessions, Desert Crossroads, Tarkat Tajje, Introducing Etran Finatawa
Members  Bagui Bouga, Bammo Agonla, Mamane Tankari, Alhousseini Mohammed Anivolla, Goumar Abdoul Jamil
Similar  Alhousseini Anivolla, Tartit, Terakaft, Toumast, Tamikrest

Etran finatawa at womad abu dhabi 2009


Etran Finatawa is a Niger-based band, formed in 2004 during the Festival au Désert near Timbuktu, Mali. The music of Etran Finatawa blends the traditional music of the Wodaabe and Tuareg people with western instruments such as the electric guitar.

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Etran Finatawa Etran Finatawa World Music Network

Since 2005 they have toured extensively in Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia. In 2007, their debut album Introducing Etran Finatawa (2006) was nominated for a BBC Radio Award for World Music. They released their follow-up, Desert Crossroads, in 2008, and in 2010 released Tarkat Tajje/Let's Go. In 2013, the band released their fourth album, "The Sahara Sessions".

Etran Finatawa Mamane Barka and Etran Finatawa We Face Forward

The name of the band means "the stars of tradition".

Etran finatawa festival international 2008


Discography

Studio albums
  • Introducing Etran Finatawa (2006)
  • Desert Crossroads (2008)
  • Tarkat Tajje/Let's Go (2010)
  • The Sahara Sessions (2013)
  • Contributing artist

  • The Rough Guide to Desert Blues (2010, World Music Network)
  • The Rough Guide to Acoustic Africa (2013, World Music Network)


  • Etran Finatawa GM Gyvai Etran Finatawa Niger

    Songs

    MatinfaThe Sahara Sessions · 2013
    SurbajoIntroducing Etran Finatawa · 2006
    HeemeIntroducing Etran Finatawa · 2006

    References

    Etran Finatawa Wikipedia


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