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Tal National

By the time Tal National reached international acclaim with 2013's 'Kaani', the band's first release outside of Niger, they had spent more than a decade crisscrossing their native country, usually on dirt pathways through the Sahara, playing epic five-hour sets, seven days a week, selling their CDs on street corners and roundabouts. In the process, they became Niger's most popular band, with songs...

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Tal National Included on Grateful Dead Tribute

Tal National appear alongside a ton of other artists on Day of the Dead, a Grateful Dead tribute compiled by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The album is part of the Red Hot AIDS/HIV non-profit series. More info over at Pitchfork

Tal National appear alongside a ton of other artists on Day of the Dead, a Grateful Dead tribute compiled by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The album is part of the Red Hot AIDS/HIV non-profit series.

The project features Dead covers by the National, Wilco, the Flaming Lips, Courtney Barnett, the War on Drugs, Kurt Vile and J Mascis, Jenny Lewis, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Real Estate, Perfume Genius with Sharon Van Etten, Fucked Up, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, members of Grizzly Bear, Phosphorescent, Terry Riley and his son Gyan, Stephen Malkmus, Lucinda Williams, Angel Olsen, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan, Cass McCombs, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, the Band's Garth Hudson, Caroline Shaw, and many others. 

More info over at Pitchfork

Tal National Announce Spring Tour

Tal National are back on the road in the US and EU this spring. Full dates below and if you haven't seen the band live, then this is your chance to experience their mesmerizing shows for yourself. 

Tal National are back on the road in the US and EU this spring. Full dates below and if you haven't seen the band live, then this is your chance to experience their mesmerizing shows for yourself. In addition to the tour dates, the band's Daytrotter session is live today. Stream it HERE




March 5 2016 - Los Angeles, CA - Royce Hall, UCLA - w/ Noura Mint Seymali
March 10 2016 - Albuquerque,  NM - The Cooperage
March 11 2016 - El Prado, NM - Taos Mesa Brewing
March 12 2016 - Santa Fe, NM - Skylight
March 15 2016 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom w/ Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
March 25 2016 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Rasa
March 26 2016 - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
March 29 2016 - Warzaw, Poland - Pardon To Tu
April 1 2016 - The Hague, Netherlands - Korzo
April 2 2016 - Eeklo, Belgium - N9
April 3 2016 - Frankfurt, Germany - Das Bett
April 6 2016 - Stans, Switzerland - Musiktage



Tal National EU Dates

Tal National are due to play a string of dates in Europe this March and April, details below

Tal National are due to play a string of dates in Europe this March and April, details below

March 25 - Rasa, Utrecht, NL
March 26 - Vera, Groningen, NL
April 1 - Korzo, The Hague, NL
April 2 - N9, Eeklo, BE
April 6 - MusiktageStans, CH