In 2016 they played at Byron Bay Bluesfest and WOMADelaide in Australia and Green Man Festival and The Great Escape Festival in the UK. With this third album, we write the song first in Songhai language and then we try it in English, maybe we can touch more people, more people can understand the message behind Songhoy Blues… [9] In the NME, Kevin EG Perry described the album as "a masterpiece of desert blues; blending American guitar licks with Malian groove".[10]. Atlantic Records Is Banking on It", "Songhoy Blues: the lost sound of northern Mali emerges from civil war", "Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Nick Zinner, Holy Other Detail Africa Express Album", "Songhoy Blues hit London ahead of Damon Albarn Royal Albert Hall gig", "Songhoy Blues: Music in Exile review – a Malian band to watch", "Q Awards 2015 shortlist announced! The three of them, unrelated despite having the same surname, are Songhoy people. Barre 6. Worry SONGHOY BLUES is a band whose experiences in Mali have opened their eyes to universal problems plaguing people everywhere. The northwestern African country of Mali is one of the world's musical cradles. Album Reviews: Songhoy Blues - Optimisme. The band released its debut album, Music in Exile, via Transgressive Records on February 23, 2015, while Julian Casablancas' Cult Records partnered with Atlantic Records to … Badala 2. [4], In 2012, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) took control of the north of Mali. Songhoy Blues is a desert blues music group from Timbuktu, Mali. Popular Songhoy Blues songs Sekou Oumarou. Songhoy Blues is an exciting young guitar quartet from northern Mali. Songhoy Blues says, “We’re really happy to introduce this new EP and our English-language debut on the song ‘Time To Go Home.’ Please enjoy it and get ready for a heavy new album coming up very soon.” [5], Songhoy Blues began playing on the Bamako club circuit, attracting both Songhoy and Tuareg fans. Fey Fey 4. In September 2013, Africa Express, a group of American and European musicians and producers led by Damon Albarn, visited Bamako to record an album of collaborations. Not being well versed in the Malian language of Bambara, nor even French, for all I know, Songhoy Blues could be singing derogatory prose about the size of this writer’s manhood, and there’s me blasting it unwittingly out of the car stereo, singing along with my own made up nonsense words, while they’re having a cheap laugh at my expense. Besides, we love electric guitars too much". [8] Robin Denselow, writing for The Guardian, described the album as "an impressively varied and rousing set", and named Songhoy Blues "[a] band to watch". SONGHOY BLUES are proud supporters of the charities WaterAID UK, Tree Aid, and the Great Green Wall Project for Africa, for which they kicked off the United Nation’s 2019 Climate Change Week in New York City.The band have helped to raise money & awareness toward providing relief in their native Mali, and continue to fight for progress & change everywhere. The group is one of the principal subjects of the documentary film They Will Have To Kill Us First. Want to see Songhoy Blues in concert? [5] The track was released in December 2013 on Maison Des Jeunes, the 2013 Africa Express compilation. We encourage you to watch the video and share your experiences of freedom and validation in 2020 to inspire others”, “Such a special day for us at such a special time. Songhoy Blues. Meet Me In The City (Blake Mills Mix) 3. Songhoy Blues are a desert blues-punk band from Timbuktu, Mali. Check it out and see us chatting with Jack Howard on Twitch from 18:00 GMT – 3rd December 2020. Barfly, London This furious young four-piece take the legendary sound of … Worry 9. Band member Garba Toure states,"We grew up listening to old music by the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and John Lee Hooker. Songhoy Blues sing in their native language, faithful to their traditions, and spreading their culture. We can't stay in the traditional aesthetic of our grandparents; that was another time. Find information on all of Songhoy Blues’s upcoming concerts, tour dates and ticket information for 2021-2022. We thank all our fans around the world who have enjoyed and followed us since the beginning of the adventure. [3] The band released its debut album, Music in Exile, via Transgressive Records on February 23, 2015, while Julian Casablancas' Cult Records partnered with Atlantic Records to release the album in North America in March 2015. Songhoy Blues tour dates and tickets 2021-2022 near you. They are also impeccably attired in patterned knitwear, smart jeans and polished shoes. [11][12] They supported Alabama Shakes at the Beacon Theatre in New York, and were subsequently called "insistent and determined but also headed for the ecstatic" in a review posted by The New York Times[13] They have also supported Julian Casablancas and Damon Albarn and in 2015 appeared at numerous festivals including Glastonbury Festival, Bonnaroo Festival, Latitude Festival, Roskilde Festival, Austin City Limits and Green Man Festival. It was a LOTTA fun. Meet Me In The City (David Ferguson Mix) Songhoy Blues new EP featuring "Time To Go Home" - lyrics by Will Oldham, "Meet Me In The City" - a Junior … [14], According to Jane Cornwell, writing for The Australian, Songhoy Blues "are an all-stops-out guitar band. There are too many to name.” – Oumar Toure. [3] Garba Touré is the son of Ali Farka Touré's long-time percussionist. Time To Go Home (Blake Mills Mix) 2. TSIOULCAS: These Malian musicians came together in 2012, after attacks by local and foreign jihadists forced people to flee the country's northern cities and its vast Saharan desert. They worked with Zinner to record "Soubour," meaning patience. Stay at home and respect the social distancing measures. [15], National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, "7 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week", "Songhoy Blues, Music in Exile, review: 'terrifically danceable, "Can Mali's Songhoy Blues Connect With the Black Keys Audience? Together with Aliou Touré and Oumar Touré, they formed a band "... to recreate that lost ambience of the north and make all the refugees relive those northern songs." But our main diet was hip hop and R&B. ‘Ir Badala’ translates from the Songhai language as ‘We Don’t Give a ****”Garba Touré from the band said: “’Badala” is a video that we have dedicated to the freedom and validation of the young. Shakara (Feat. Garba Touré, a guitarist from Diré, near Timbuktu, was forced to leave, and moved to Bamako, the country's capital, in the south. Songhoy Blues is not due to play near your location currently - but they are scheduled to play 1 concert across 1 country in 2021-2022. We recorded a special performance for AmazonMusic in the streets of Bamako last week. Put simply, they are a red-hot, open-eared rock 'n' roll band who just happen to originate from Mali and operate in a language other than English. Songhoy Blues is a desert blues music group from Timbuktu, Mali.The band was formed in Bamako after being forced to leave their homes during the civil conflict and the imposition of Sharia law. Songhoy Blues deliver 2020's most joyous album with the essential Optimisme Optimisme is the spectacular third album from Mali’s greatest rock band Songhoy Blues By Emma Johnston 23 October 2020. It was a LOTTA fun. Songhoy Blues is a blues rock band from there and they come through with an engaging album in Optimisme, that blends great guitar work with rhythms of their native land. We’re honoured to be a part of Peace Through Music: A Global Event for Social Justice,  in partnership with the United Nations. Check it out and see us chatting with Jack Howard on Twitch from 18:00 GMT – 3rd December 2020 Songhoy Blues will embark on a North American tour beginning in September and extending through the fall. Visualizza riconoscimenti, recensioni, tracks e compra questa la 2015 Vinylpubblicazione di Music In Exile su Discogs. 1. Songhoy Blues has been compared to the Talking Heads and the Black Keys. It is full of the positive energies that we want to share with you at a time when the whole world is in need. [3][6], Following the success of "Soubour", the band returned to the studio with Zinner and co-producer Marc-Antoine Moreau to work on an album. Your response is so meaningful and heartwarming for us. Songhoy Blues review – exuberant African R&B 5 / 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars. The opening riff of ‘Soubour’—the first song on Songhoy Blues’ new album, Music in Exile and probably their most famous in the UK—is a mesmerising mélange of zesty beats, rock guitar riffs and insistent vocal lines. Mainly written in the Songhay language, the songs' lyrics are hopeful yet realistic, confronting the corrupt, oppressive, misogynistic establishment and praising all who remain strong and continue to work at bettering their communities. “We just wanna show people around the world how rich Mali is musically,” said Toure in an interview with RFI.The country, in fact, has 13 ethnic tribes who all have individual cultural and musical traditions. Dournia 11. Songhoy Blues is a blues rock band from Mali. There are still moments where Songhoy Blues's origins of playing covers of tunes by the late Malian music legend Ali Farka Toure show clearly. 'World music' they are not". Please join us along with Aloe Blacc, Peter Gabriel, Run the Jewels, Annie Lennox, Ringo Starr, Mavis Staples, Yo-Yo Ma, Carlos Santana, Gary Clark Jr., Rhiannon Giddens & over 100 more artists for this important global peace initiative. If you come to the third Songhoy Blues record thinking this is going to be more of that instantly recognisable granola/Birkenstocks/family friendly ‘World Music’ you think you know from Paul Simon or the WOMAD festival, you might want to take a seat and strap in, because things are about to get really unstable really quickly: … Songhoy Blues gained the attention of Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas (who initially signed them to his imprint on Atlantic Records) and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who produced their 2015 debut, Music In Exile.Two years later they partnered with producer Neil Comber (MIA) on Résistance, and even Iggy Pop joined on a song. Songhoy Blues live on Twitch. SONGHOY BLUES: (Singing in non-English language). Songhoy Blues’ track ‘Soubour’ was released on Africa Express’s Maison Des Jeunes compilation in 2013, which effectively served to introduce them to the wider world. Visit peacethroughmusic.live to see us perform with amazing musicians around the world on a cover of Bob Marley’s ‘Get Up Stand Up’ – featuring Cedella Marley, Skip Marley and Keith Richards! A big thank you to all who had the courage to buy this album.” – Garba Toure, “Today is the day for us to be proud of the fight we have continued since the political crises began in Mali in 2012. It’s music that runs; free of … It boasts searing guitar licks, powerhouse percussion and multiple languages, But Songhoy Blues are political to the marrow. Using the pain and lessons learned from having to leave … We want to take the opportunity to ask everyone to go listen to this album. This album denounces the corrupt management of the African continent in general and Mali in particular. 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