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29 October 2011

GROUP INERANE: GUITARS FROM AGADEZ Vol 4 SF069 "Tehiteyman"



Emerging from the political turmoil of the Tuareg rebellion in Niger, Group Inerane's adventurous guitar sounds are well grounded in the tradition of Tamashek guitar music from their region. Originally born in refugee camps, this so-called desert blues spread the Saharan desert and managed to reach international audiences at the turn of the millennium, mainly through Malian outfit Tinariwen. 
Though this context helps put Group Inerane’s recordings in a nice historical context with the rest of the Sublime Frequencies catalog, most listeners on the western side of the Atlantic are likely to be turned on by the mesmerizing riffs and minimal rhythmic patterns that climb their way into full-blown psychedelia. With its simple arrangement and crawling groove, "Tehiteyman" is among the band’s most hypnotic tracks, and even though sometimes it may sound like a fully formed song out of the American avant-garde, it's actually more likely to be heard fueling the dance party at the wedding gigs that they play back at home. 
--Pierre Lestruhaut, International Tapes






Sublime Frequencies will be releasing the CD version of Guitars From Agadez Vol. 3 alongside a new 7" as part of Group Inerane's upcoming European tour



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http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/

06 September 2011

GROUP INERANE EUROPEAN TOUR 2011








GROUP INERANE 2011 EUROPEAN TOUR


NOVEMBER 2011
Friday 11 TRONDHEIM, NORWAY, FRI RESONANS FESTIVAL
Saturday 12 OSLO, NORWAY, BLA
Sunday 13 GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN, CLANDESTINO INSTITUT
Tuesday 15 MALMO, SWEDEN, INKONST
Wednesday 16 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, MAYHEM
Friday 18 KORTIJK, BELGIUM, DE KREUN with Land of The Songhai 
Saturday 19 KREFELD, GERMANY, SUEDBAHNHOF
Sunday 20 ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, WORM
Monday 21 BERLIN, GERMANY, FESTSAAL KREUZBERG with Land of The Songhai 
Tuesday 22 LEIPZIG, GERMANY, NATO 
Wednesday 23 GENEVA, L' USINE-KAB (ORGANISED BY CAVE12) w/ Land of The Songhai 
Thursday 24 LYON, FRANCE, SONIC
Friday 25 PARIS, FRANCE, INSTANTS CHAVIRES
Saturday 26 HASSELT, BELGIUM, KUNSTENCENTRUUM ZAAL BELGIE 
above date with Land of The Songhai 
Sunday 27 UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS, LE GUESS WHO
Tuesday 29 BRISTOL, UK, THE CROFT with Flower-Corsano Duo
Wednesday 30 LONDON, UK, PLAN B  with Flower-Corsano Duo


DECEMBER 2011

Friday 1 NEWCASTLE, UK, CUMBERLAND ARMS  with Flower-Corsano Duo

Saturday 2 GLASGOW, UK, KINNING PARK COMPLEX with Flower-Corsano Dou

Sunday 3 LEEDS, UK, HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOM with Flower-Corsano Duo

DECEMBER ATP FESTIVAL CURATED BY JEFF MAGNUM RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH

The latest band to make the transition from the rich catalogue of Sublime Frequencies recordings to the live stages of Europe is perhaps the most anticipated of them all, the one we have been waiting for since “Guitars From Agadez Vol. 1” first stormed from the speakers and sold out in record time four years ago: the rough-hewn, tranced-out juggernaut that is Group Inerane hit Europe this winter, playing a 20 date run that culminates in an appearance at All Tomorrows Parties curated by Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum.
Centred around band leader and six-string god Bibi Ahmed, Inerane hail from Agadez, Niger, one of the most volatile zones in West Africa. Out of this vast, arid land long beset by political unrest comes a sound fit to bring tumultuous joy to any party on the globe: ecstatic and electrified Saharan guitar modes entangle/disentangle themselves around mantric vocals and propulsive trap kit drum attack.
Genuinely rocking and raw as hell, at points the fuzz descends and Inerane seem to bore their way to the mainline of rock ‘n’ roll itself.
A second Inerane album, Vol. 3 of the “Guitars From Agadez” series, came out last year with a repress due for this tour, and gives further call to rejoice. There will also be a scorching tour-only 7″.
GROUP INERANE EUROPEAN TOUR 2011



SUBLIME FREQUENCIES PO BOX 17971 SEATTLE WA 98127 USA
http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/

29 June 2011

GROUP DOUEH TOUR DATES 6/29 - 7/5 2011

GROUP DOUEH
Tour 2011























06-29 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge

06-30 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

07-01 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop

07-02 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s


Tuesday, July 05 at 8:30PM

at OBERON
2 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

GROUP DOUEH

and Khaira Arby and her Band

with special guests The Debo Horns

Presented by Bowery Boston and End of an Empire in association
with Feeding Tube Records, Weirdo Records and Uhuru Afrika.






For tickets click here


The now legendary Group Doueh have been playing in and around their native homeland for over 27 years, the band morphing between acoustic and electric modes with members of their family and friends joining the band as the mood requires. The enigmatic guitar hero Bamaar Salmou, who is known simply as 'Doueh' (pronounced: 'Doo-way') and his wife, the incredible vocalist Halima, bring their son on keyboards as well as three female backing vocalists/percussionists. The group's ancient/modern sound is rooted in the traditional foundations of Sahrawi/Hassania music, but takes it in a direction that is also entirely its own. It shares its roots with the neighbouring styles of Mauritanian music - yet Group Doueh have managed to transcend the limitations of that music with a fiery, independent, and individualistic approach that incorporates a distinctly rock element anomalous in the region. This is a sound that can only come from the land that inspired it: the Sahara desert.


The discovery of the group by Sublime Frequencies, via a song snatched from a AM radio broadcast in Morocco in 2005 (as well as an exploratory mission in 2006 that landed Hisham Mayet in the group’s compound after chasing an overland trail all the way to the Mauritanian border) sealed the band’s relationship with the label. A successful European tour with labelmate Omar Souleyman in 2009 ensued and western audiences were finally able to witness the power of the group’s mighty live shows. In 2010 Doueh hosted Tony Allen in his home town and joined in on some of his dates in Europe. SF have released three albums by the band in recent years, and a set featuring the band at their most upfront and catchy should be released in time for this soon to be epic tour.







SUBLIME FREQUENCIES PO BOX 17971 SEATTLE WA 98127 USA
http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/

20 June 2011

Hayvanlar Alemi Tour Dates 2011

Hayvanlar Alemi Tour Dates 2011

Omar Souleyman



Hayvanlar Alemi is scheduled to tour the Iberian Peninsula in July 2011. Dates will be listed here as they come available.


JULY


07.21.11 - Museu do Chiado, Lisbon (Portugal)
07.22.11 - Milhões de Festa, Barcelos (Portugal
07.23.11 - Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
07.25.11 - La Faena, Madrid (Spain)




SUBLIME FREQUENCIES PO BOX 17971 SEATTLE WA 98127 USA
http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/

13 June 2011

Just Added! GROUP DOUEH in Cambridge, MA July 5th

GROUP DOUEH

and Khaira Arby and her Band

with special guests The Debo Horns

Presented by Bowery Boston and End of an Empire in association
with Feeding Tube Records, Weirdo Records and Uhuru Afrika.





Tuesday, July 05 at 8:30PM

at OBERON
2 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

For tickets click here



SUBLIME FREQUENCIES PO BOX 17971 SEATTLE WA 98127 USA
http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/

26 May 2011

Omar Souleyman US / CANADA / EUROPE Tours – Summer 2011















Omar Souleyman US / Canada / Europe dates 2011

more to be announced soon...

JUNE

June 3 - Austin, TX / EMO's (Chaos in Tejas Festival)

June 5 – Chicago, IL / Do Division Festival / Damen stage / 4PM

June 7 – San Francisco, CA / Mezzanine

June 8 – Portland, OR / Dante’s

June 9 – Seattle, WA / Neumo’s

June 11 – Manchester, Tennessee / Bonnaroo Festival

Jun 12 – Brooklyn, NY / Music Hall of Williamsburg

June 13 - Montreal, Quebec / Suoni Per il Popolo

June 25 - Pilton, England - Glastonbury

JULY

July 6 – Toronto / Lee’s Palace

July 10 – Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda’s

July 12 – Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA / ECHO

AUGUST

August 5 - Katowice, Off Festival

August 6 - London / Field Day

August 17 - Lisbon / Festival de Paredes de Coura

August 19 - Amsterdam / Paradiso

August 20 - Biddinghuizen / Lowlands Festival

August 22 - Ancona / Festival Adriatico Mediterraneo

SEPTEMBER

September 9 - Torino / Mito Festival at Sala Espace

September 11 - Isle of Wight / Bestival

September 12 Tilburg / Incubate

September 13 - Antwerp / Trix

September 14 - Paris / Point Ephemere

September 15 - Dudingen / Bad Bonn

September 16 - Lyon / Transbordeur

September 18 - Brussels / AB

DECEMBER

December 11 Minehead / ATP Curated


Introducing the official Omar Souleyman page



SUBLIME FREQUENCIES PO BOX 17971 SEATTLE WA 98127 USA
http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/

23 May 2011

GROUP DOUEH Live Photos 2011

Group Doueh Live on Tour 2011




SUBLIME FREQUENCIES PO BOX 17971 SEATTLE WA 98127 USA
http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/