Sheffield University to host Songhoy Blues and a screening of the They Will Have to Kill Us First documentary on February 26
Building on from a successful 2015 in which they released their critically acclaimed debut Music in Exile and received a nomination for Best New Act at the Q Awards, Malian desert blues band Songhoy Blues are to perform in the Students Union Auditorium of Sheffield University – courtesy of TalkingGigs. The event will be the perfect opportunity to watch the band in action, as they discuss their culture and musical influences and perform unplugged renditions of their songs.
The band were one of the principal subjects in Johanna Schwartz’s They Will Have to Kill Us First, which documented the unfortunate circumstances musicians suffered during the imposition of Sharia law in Northern Mali in 2012. Songhoy Blues’ performance will be preceded by a screening of the documentary; the band will be talking with the film’s co-writer Andy Morgan.
The event starts at 7:00pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. Tickets are priced at £13 (£8 concessions for under 23-year-olds). A booking fee of £1.50 applies for each transaction.
For tickets and more information, visit Ticket Source, or call 07955 047387.