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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...


Tal National premiere new track

Posted on Wed, 10th January, 2018

Niamey, Niger-based 6-piece Tal National announce the forthcoming release of their third album for FatCat, Tantabara today with a premiere of the full length's first single 'Akokos' via PopMatters.

Listen and share "Akokas" HERE

Tal National LP Bundle Now Available

Posted on Wed, 29th June, 2016

For a limited time, purchase both Zoy Zoy and Kaani LPs bundled together for a discounted price. You can buy the bundle here

Tal National On BBC's 'Focus on Africa'

Posted on Mon, 13th June, 2016

Tal National appeared on the recent 'Focus on Africa' program from BBC World Service. You can check out the clip over at BBC's site

Tal National In Stock On Vinyl

Posted on Thu, 26th May, 2016

In stock for the first time in the Fatcat store - Tal National's brilliant debut LP 'Kaani'. Amazing African rhythm's from Niger. Buy a copy here