Tinariwen @ NAC 18 July 2016, Lewis Barfoot, Woodland Creatures @ The Bicycle Shop 17 July 2016

Norwich: Music City, UK

Almost two years since their only previous visit to Norwich and the Arts Centre we were incredibly lucky to be able to welcome back the mighty Tinariwen.

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On probably the hottest evening of the year there was a lovely vibe at NAC with all the doors open as Keith Slater warmed things up further with a Boiling Point Dj set as most people were milling around in the back garden.  I had a great chat here with a chap who recognised my shirt design, incredibly it appears we both had a shirt made from the same fabric from the same roadside shop in Kenya!  An hour or so chatting about Africa passed by very quickly.

At about 9pm Tinariwen took to the stage to warm applause and played for a good hour and a half or so, starting with some atmospheric vocal harmonies and then building that hypnotic, loping rhythm so…

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