Straight from the Sahara: Tal National from Niger, bringing you a mix of African beats and intense guitars, creating an upbeat vibe that will have your locks blowing vigorously in the Leeuwarden wind. The brand new album Tantabara is a bizarre combination of traditional and innovative world music. The core band consists of seven musicians, but this can easily flow out to about thirteen. Tal National will definitely play itself a way into our hearts with their electronic sounds, intriguing percussion and catchy rhythms. They have been dominating the Nigerian music scene since 2000, and are now also playing outside of West Africa. And rightly so!