Tallawit Timbouctou are champions of takamba, a hypnotic traditional music from Northern Mali. Built around the tehardent, the four-stringed lute and pre-cursor to the American banjo, takamba’s droning distortion comes from signature handmade mics and blown out amplifiers. Accompanied by percussion pounded out onto an overturned calabash with mind boggling time signatures, the combined effect is trance inducing. This November they will play their first Danish concert ever at ALICE.
Alain Apaloo, a graduate of The Rythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, was born in Togo, Africa and has been a musician all his life. He is the winner of The Danish Blues Challenge 2009. Alain has played with an endless list of international musicians. He has travelled the world with his eclectic mix of all kinds of influences in his Blues music to rave reviews everywhere he has gone. He will play a support set before Tallawit Timbouktou.