Concerts & Events

Friday, May 12, 2017  ♦  8:00 PM

Ali Farka Touré Band / Terakaft

Festival Au Desert Caravan 2017

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

  • The fabled Festival in the Desert from Timbuktu, now in exile from the Sahara, takes it on the road to bring its "caravan" to the Old Town School of Folk Music for a rare concert featuring the trance-groove of desert blues, an art form now banned in its homeland.

    Ali Farka Touré Band

    Original members of the Ali Farka Touré Band, whose late, great leader was the master of fusing traditional Malian music with New World blues, reunite with a mission to spread a message of peace featuring Afel Bocoum and Mamadou Kelly.


    Terakaft, one of the original Tuareg bands to emerge from the Sahara, "combines Western high-tech with earthy African roots in perfect calibration" (Songlines).

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000