Agadez by Etran de L’Aïr is a perfect example of danceable guitar music with a social message related to nomadic culture and migration. Theoretically about North Africa, practically about the whole world today.

This story can starts in the 1970s, it can starts in the 1990s when the band Etran de L’Aïr is formed in Agadez, or even 10 years ago when Chris Kirkley established Sahel Sounds.

But it starts in early 2022, when, fresh from a tour of Europe and a fantastic show at Le Guess Who, the band release their debut studio album.

I write about Agadez in the Radio Folk Culture Centre (polish only)