Imarhan are a band from Tamanrasset, Algeria.

This fall, the desert rock quintet will tour North America for the first time since 2018, supporting their new album Aboogi, released January 28, 2022 on City Slang. 


Sep 30 Lake Perris, CA – Desert Daze 2022
Oct 01 Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall w/ Antibalas
Oct 03 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Oct 04 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Oct 07 Santa Fe, NM – Tumbleroot
Oct 08 Taos, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing
Oct 09 Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Folk Festival
Oct 11 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Oct 12 Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk
Oct 13 Indianapolis, IN – Square Cat Vinyl
Oct 14 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
Oct 15 Toronto, ON – Revival
Oct 16 Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz
Oct 18 Troy, NY – No Fun
Oct 19 Portsmouth, NH – The Press Room
Oct 20 Amherst, MA – The Drake
Oct 21 Brooklyn, NY – Sultan Room
Oct 22 New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine
Oct 24 Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
Oct 25 Asheville, NC – Gray Eagle
Oct 27 Austin, TX – Levitation Festival
Oct 29 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
Oct 30 Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon 





“Tuareg group Imarhan’s third album, Aboogi, is their first record made in their native southern Algeria; the resulting tracks interweave field recordings with dextrous guitar lines.” —The Guardian

“Imarhan’s grooves are more laid back than the guitar gymnastics most western listeners have come to associate with Tuareg music, courtesy of Tinariwen’s desert blues domination and, more recently, Mdou Moctar’s world-beating freakouts.” —The Fader

Aboogi is rapturous, marked by warm vocal harmonies, trenchant commentary, and agile guitar work. Within this recognizable structure, though, the group sound more poised than ever before, the production fine-tuned and instruments overlapping in organic, dreamlike layers.” —PopMatters

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