Tinariwen announce London date

One of African guitar music's most famous exports, Tinariwen, are due to play at London's Koko venue on 26 October.

The ever-changing collective of Tuareg musicians revolves around a central core of guitarists led by founding member Ibrahim Ag Alhabib. Their brand of 'desert soul', which blends Western rock influences with traditional Saharan music, has inspired followers the world over and picked up a few celebrity fans along the way, most notably Robert Plant and Thom Yorke.

It's definitely an essential gig for anyone who is looking for inspiration and interested in expanding their approach to guitar playing.

Tickets for the show will cost £19.50 in advance and are available from seetickets.com. Check out the video below for a taster of the Tinariwen live experience.

Tinariwen announce london date

Tinariwen announce london date
Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.