DBA Recommends: Les Filles de Illighadad

DBA Recommends: Les Filles de Illighadad

Fatou Seidi Ghali and Alamnou Akrouni are “Les Filles de Illighadad”, the former a guitarist and the latter a renowned vocalist both hailing from the Sahel region of central Niger. The music veers from the personal expression of Fatou to the more traditional ‘tende’ which is the traditional music of the village. The LP Eghass Malan is a rare studio recording of music usually reserved for live performance only. Its unlikely kinship with western genres like avant rock has been noted on various occasions.