Tamikrest—Tamasheq for “junction” or “connection”—is the perfect name for a band whose members hail from Mali, Niger, Algeria, and France but are united by a shared Touareg identity. The group’s music is a tribute to the Touareg people, who come from the Sahara, spiced up with modern rock influences. Formed in Mali with nothing but two homemade guitars, the group has since garnered an international following for its dynamic arrangements and lyrics about longing for a world that’s free for everyone.
In its mission to make Tamasheq poetry and Touareg culture accessible to people beyond the Sahara, Tamikrest comes to the MFA for a performance that’s sure to electrify.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
Courtyard seating is limited; low lawn chairs (3 feet or under when unfolded) and/or blankets are recommended. Outside food and beverages and tall chairs are not permitted. All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff.
For more information about what you can bring and inclement weather, please see Concerts in the Courtyard Policies.
À la Carte
Fresh seasonal meals, cheese and fruit boxes, and grab-and-go items (chips, candy, fruit, cookies)—plus beer, wine, and soft drinks—are available for purchase beginning when doors open.
Meals To Go
Order at New American Café for pickup at the concert.