The Warhol began the Sound Series in 2004 as a consistent and ongoing concert series featuring a broad range of artists and bands that increasingly blur genres and sensibilities of contemporary independent music. Performances take place in a variety of venues, ranging from The Warhol theater, which offers an intimate performance experience with warm acoustics and strong sound clarity, to the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
The Warhol welcomes Songhoy Blues on its first North American tour. This young West African “desert blues” band takes its name from the Songhoy people of Mali. Band members Oumar Touré, Aliou Touré, Garba Touré, and Nathanial “Nat” Dembele grew up keenly interested in American hip hop and R&B and cite B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, and Ali Farka Toure as key influences. Their debut album Music in Exile was produced by Nick Zimmer of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This performance is co-presented with Pandemic, and it is standing room only.
Sound Series: Songhoy Blues will perform on Tuesday, April 12, at 8:00 pm at The Andy Warhol Museum.