Tinariwen live at Cardigan Castle

Hyrwyddiad ar y cyd gan Theatr Mwldan | Castell Aberteifi Co-promotion

Castell Aberteifi | Cardigan Castle

Dydd Sadwrn 15 July | Sadwrn 15 Gorffennaf

Support tbc / Chefnogaeth i’w gadarnhau

Cerddoriaeth o / Music from 7.45pm (Drysau | Doors 6.30yh/pm)


Theatr Mwldan and Cardigan Castle are absolutely thrilled to welcome Grammy-Award winning Touareg

rockers Tinariwen to perform at Cardigan Castle on Saturday 15 July as part of a series of special live

music concerts taking place over the summer. This is one of only a handful of dates the band are playing in

the UK over the summer festival season, and a huge privilege for the town.

These champions of desert blues and kings and queens of ‘assouf’ (guitar poetry), have become one of the

most successful and exciting exports from the African continent in recent decades. Their rolling, yearning

grooves and uncompromising messages of simplicity and freedom, distilled over years of struggle, rebellion

and exile, have earned them countless accolades and citations, and the attention of high-profile fans such

as Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, Brian Eno, Bono and Thom Yorke. Crucially, they also enjoy the enduring

respect of their own people and ever growing audiences around the world – across ages and genres.

The Sahara is a place of great hardship and subtle beauty that reveals its secrets slowly and carefully. Its

people are resilient and strong, gentle giants among the sand, storms, and sun. Tinariwen come from that

place, Touareg nomads from northern Mali, who since forming in 1979 have risen as true rock (Grammy-

winning) rebels, fighting for dignity and self-determination through their hypnotic and electrifying guitar rock

that reflects the complex realities of their lives and somehow embodies the expansiveness of its desert


Massively influential, incredibly exciting, this is music from the beginning of time to move both your soul and

your feet.

Kizzy Crawford

A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 20 year old Kizzy Crawford has exploded onto the Welsh music

scene with her fusion of bilingual soul-folk jazz, complimented beautifully by a soulful voice that boasts both

range and charisma.

Stopiwch bob dim, dyma i chi rywbeth arbennig iawn. Mae’r Sahara yn le o galedi mawr a harddwch cynnil

sy’n datgelu ei chyfrinachau’n araf ac yn ofalus. Mae ei phobl yn wydn ac yn gryf, yn gewri addfwyn yng

nghanol y tywod, stormydd a’r heulwen. Daw Tinariwen o’r lle hwnnw, nomadiaid Touareg o Ogledd Mali,

sydd ers ffurfio ym 1979 wedi ymddangos fel gwir rebeliaid roc (ac enillwyr Grammy), yn ymladd am urddas

a hunanbenderfyniad trwy eu roc gitâr trydanol a hypnotig sy’n adlewyrchu realiti gymhleth eu bywydau.

Mae Tinariwen yn frenhinoedd ac yn freninesau ‘assouf’ (barddoniaeth gitâr) ac yn un o allforion cerddorol

mwyaf llwyddiannus a chyffrous Affrica. Mae eu grŵfs hiraethus a negeseuon digyfaddawd am symlrwydd

a rhyddid, wedi eu distyllu dros flynyddoedd o ymdrechu, gwrthryfel ac alltudiaeth, wedi ennill gwobrau a

chlod mawr iddynt, ynghyd â sylw edmygwyr proffil uchel megis Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, The Edge a

Thom Yorke, a pharch bythol eu pobl eu hun.

Yn hynod ddylanwadol, yn gyffrous tu hwnt, dyma i chi gerddoriaeth o ddechreuad amser i gyffro eich enaid

a’ch traed.

Tickets are available to book from Theatr Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200 and online at

www.mwldan.co.uk. Join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook and twitter @TheatrMwldan /

@CardiganCastle for updates.

Tocynnau ar gael i archebu nawr o Swyddfa Docynnau Theatr Mwldan ar 01239 621200 ac ar-lein

www.mwldan.co.uk. Dilynwch ein diweddariadau ar Drydar @TheatrMwldan / @CasAberteifi neu


“Listening to Tinariwen is like dropping a bucket into a deep well.” Robert Plant

“these guitar players from Mali play these amazing riffs… so I copied their style and improvised.” Thom

Yorke, Radiohead

“proper rebels, and what a wonderful way to advertise a problem to the world: through music… you don’t

have to understand the words to hear something deeper in it. It’s the mood that says it all” Damon Albarn

“when I hear them I hear the beginning of the music of the Mississippi and of Muddy Waters, Jeff Beck, BB

King… this is where it all comes from, they are the originators.” Carlos Santana