2016, Sat, Jan 16

Songhoy Blues

Songhoy Blues | © Promo

Songhoy Blues | © Promo

Blues against tyranny: After the Islamist militias seized power in northern Mali in 2012, music could only be played behind closed doors.

In exile in Bamako, Aliou, Garba, Oumar Touré and Nathanel Dembelé form a band, commenting in their lyrics on the political situation in their homeland and insisting on their right to sing.

The film They Will Have to Kill Us First tells their story.

Aliou Touré: Lead singer & guitar
Oumar Touré: Bass & backing vocals
Garba Touré: Guitar & backing vocals
Nathanael Dembélé: Drums
Hervé Cléry-Thélise: Sound engineer