Les Filles de Illighadad Curated by Animal Collective Friday It was at Le Guess Who? 2016 that Niger quartet Les Files de Illighadad made their European debut - and, six years later, after incessantly touring the world, they are back to Utrecht with a brand new record, 2021’s critically praised ‘At Pioneer Works’. Founded in Illighadad by solo guitarist Fatou Seidi Ghali and vocalist Alamnou Akrouni (and soon joined by guitarists Amaria Hamadalher and Abdoulaye Madassane), their music draws on local sounds, ancient chants, and desert guitar, launching Tuareg folk music into a new and thrilling direction.Photography by Alvaro Lopez Unable to show videos. Please click here to accept cookies and enable embedding of videos. back to line-up Bandcamp Unable to embed. Please click here to accept cookies and enable playing of music.