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The BBC Proms - Prom 54 - World Routes Prom: Fidan Hajiyeva, Gochaq Askarov, Bassekou Kouyate, Ngoni Ba, Tinariwen
This event takes place at Royal Albert Hall, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and brought up in the UK. Influenced by Mugham (Azerbaijani folk) music.
Fidan Hajiyeva tour dates
Bassekou Kouyate is a master of the ngoni, a lute-like instrument from West Africa. The Guardian describes him as an 'African answer to Hendrix'.
Bassekou Kouyate tour dates
You’ve got to be doing something right when you can count amongst your fans the likes of Thom Yorke, Brian Eno, Carlos Santana or TV On The Radio. Formed in rebel training camps in Libya, these exiled nomads-turned-rock-stars of the Sahara have become the soundtrack for Touareg independence and reconciliation, combining traditional Touareg melodies with Malian, Western, Berber and Arabic influences to create spare, evolving, hypnotic songs. As if Keith Richards, Santana, John Lee Hooker, various members of Primal Scream, Mogwai and the Grateful Dead had got lost in the Sahara for a decade and then returned as a fully-fledged desert band.
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