Tamikrest

  1. Support: Ba Balance
  2. Efterfest: DJ Sabs

Tamikrest in tamasheq language means junction, connection, knot, coalition. The group members come from different horizons (Mali, Niger, Algeria and France). Wanting to assume fully their Touareg identity, they found in the rebel music Ishumar the means to express it. Since the band had their breakthrough in 2006, they have played all over the world, consolidating themselves as one of the most important desert rock bands these days with names such as Tinarewen and Bombino.

There’s a raw beauty in Tamikrest’s rock’n’roll. It’s there in the driving, insistent groove that powers the songs, the lean, snaking bass lines and the guitars that twine and twist around the melodies, and the utterly natural musical blending of Sahel Africa, the Maghreb, and the West – a reflection of influences as diverse as Pink Floyd, Rachid Taha, and flamenco. Yet the Sahara, and the people who live there, is always firmly at its heart. In 2020 Tamikrest released the new album “Tamotaït” – their most powerful album since 2013’s wildly acclaimed “Chatma”. Tamikrest has played at Roskilde Festival and Global, and we’re looking forward to have them back when they play at Pumpehuset for a show presented by ALICE.
Ba Balance
Preben Carlsen plays the guitar and Salieu Dibba percussion and the duo is based in Malmö, Sweden. The music is sometimes simple and bombastic, sometimes complex and refined, but always it’s an expressive journey through variated landscapes. From releasing energy to others touching your bluesy feeling. Preben Carlsen and Salieu Dibba have played together side by side in various bands for more than 15 years. In Ba Balance they are now sharing their passion, experience and knowledge about music in a challenging duo format that allows new experimentations and highlights the dynamic interplay between them