Tinariwen & Jose Gonzalez

Tinariwen & Jose Gonzalez


Jose Gonzalez

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Thu 03 May 12
Door time: 7.00pm
Show time: TBC

Tuareg soul rebels Tinariwen take to the stage fresh from winning the 2012 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. Joining them onstage and following with his only set in the UK this year will be acoustic singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez.

Critically acclaimed the world over, Tinariwen draws from an astonishingly broad palette of African styles – Tuareg melodies, Berber singers, Algerian and Egyptian pop and Malian guitar. They also take the best elements of what western music that managed to make its way through to the Sahara.

Meanwhile, Jose Gonzalez’s intimate style, haunting melodies and uncompromising style will provide perfect counterpoint to Tinariwen’s grooves.


Jose Gonzalez: 8pm - 9pm
Tinariwen: 9.25pm - 10.40pm


Under 21s require ID to purchase alcohol

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times

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