Somerset House brings you a taste of Mali for music lovers: Songhoy Blues, the
four young friends from north-eastern Mali who make up desert punk/blues band are set to light up the Summer Series joyful grooves.
The band’s story, set against a bloody and protracted civil war which banned music, is remarkable. After being discovered in Bamako in 2003 by a group of American and European musicians and producers led by Damon Albarn and the manager Marc-Antoine Moreau, they were invited to record a song with Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Following memorable appearances at Glastonbury Festival, Latitude Festival, Roskilde Festival and Green Man Festival, Songhoy Blues’ support slot in 2015 was one of the highlights of Summer Series, so we can’t wait to see them return as headliners this year.
When: Sun 16 Jul 2017 Doors 7.30pm
Where: Somerset House
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