Kel Assouf

Niger / Tunisia / Belgium

Thursday 25 October: 22:30-23:15: Twin Stage A – Plaza de la Música (Auditorio Alfredo Kraus)

Based in Brussels, Kel Assouf – which means both “nostalgia” and “son of eternity” in Tamashek, the language of the Sahara nomads –have built their identity around two central ideas: the promotion of Tuareg culture, and the fight against discrimination. Lead by the exiled musician from the Sahara and former Tinariwen member, Anana Harouna, the band’s sound is a fine mix of stoner rock, fused with with electronic music, pop and desert blues.