Tal National brings lush West African rock 'n' roll to Trinosophes

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Hailing from Niger, West Africa, Tal National has slowly built a reputation for energetic live performances — sometimes spanning five hours per set — starting with 2006's debut, Apokte. The ensemble, which has been known to travel with 12 performers, has scaled down to just six members to deliver the ambitiously layered arrangements, all of which burst with tinges of modern indie rock. 2013's Kaani marked not only the band's third record but also gained international traction. Billed as a "super show," Tal National will be joined by Brazillian musician, Sessa.

Tal National wsg Sessa will perform at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at Trinosophes; 1464 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-737-6606; trinosophes.com. Tickets are $15-$20.

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