Photograph by Alex Harvey-Brown (savannahphotographic.com)
Catch a first look at the new video from Mali’s Songhai bluesman Sidi Touré, featuring the track ‘L‘eau’ (The Water) taken from 2013’s Alafia (Thrill Jockey). With a strong penchant for lens-flares, the video features Sidi singing against the backdrop of the River Niger’s beautiful watery landscapes.
In the new issue Andy Morgan talks to the singer and guitarist about his intent to put Songhai culture on the map and growing up in the north-east of Mali.
‘L’eau’ (The Water)
Don’t miss Sidi this March as he embarks on a European tour:
March 13 – Paris, France – Theatre 13 ticket link
March 14 – London, UK – The Forge ticket link
March 15 – Gateshead, UK – The Old Town Hall ticket link
March 16 – Bury St Edmunds, UK – The Apex ticket link *
March 18 – Brighton, UK – Komedia ticket link
March 22 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Rasa ticket link
March 25 – Dortmund, Germany – Konzerthaus ticket link *
March 28 – Brussels, Belgium – Espace Senghor ticket link
March 29 – Luxembourg – Philharmonie ticket link *
* Sahara Soul w/ Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba