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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 return to the UK and Europe!

Posted on Monday, 16th July

Following a hugely successful US tour, Niger-based outfit Tal National return to the UK and Europe for the first time since 2015, with a tour that includes dates at Womad, Port Eliot and Camp Bestival festivals, as well as a London show at Cafe OTO. See the full list of dates below.
The band's recent album, 'Tantabara' was released in February and you can read about it, listen and purchase the album (on vinyl, CD and digital formats) here 

You can watch the band preforming live on KEXP here 

July 19 - Musicastrada Festival, Pisa , IT
July 22 - Welcome to the Village, De Groene Ster, Leeuwarden, NL
July 23 - 4AD, Diksmuide, BE
July 25 - Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle, UK
July 26 - Cafe Oto, London, UK
July 27 - WOMAD, Charlton Park, Wiltshire, UK
July 28 – Port Eliot Festival, St. Germans, Cornwall, UK
July 29 - Camp Bestival, Dorset, UK

Tal National confirmed to play Womad

Posted on Friday, 9th March

Fresh from the release of 'Tantabara', their third FatCat album, Niger-based outfit Tal National have been confirmed to play Womad Festival. The festival takes place in Wiltshire on the last weekend of July and you can find ticket info and details here. Further tour dates in UK / EU will hopefully be announced soon.

New Tal National album OUT TODAY

Posted on Friday, 9th February

"The opening title track roars out of the speakers with all the ferocity of a Black Flag joint... The energy rarely lets up after that... This is amazing music" (Exclaim!)

Niger-based outfit Tal National have a stunning new record out today. The album, 'Tantabara', overflows with energy and rhythmic complexity and is their third album for FatCat.

'Tantabara' is available on vinyl, CD and digital formats and you can listen to clips and read more about it here.

Tal National premiere new track

Posted on Wednesday, 10th January

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