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Tal National

By the time Tal National reached international acclaim with 2013's 'Kaani', the band's first release outside of Niger, they had spent more than a decade crisscrossing their native country, usually on dirt pathways through the Sahara, playing epic five-hour sets, seven days a week, selling their CDs on street corners and roundabouts. In the process, they became Niger's most popular band, with songs...


New Tal National album OUT TODAY

Posted on Friday, 9th February

"The opening title track roars out of the speakers with all the ferocity of a Black Flag joint... The energy rarely lets up after that... This is amazing music" (Exclaim!)

Niger-based outfit Tal National have a stunning new record out today. The album, 'Tantabara', overflows with energy and rhythmic complexity and is their third album for FatCat.

'Tantabara' is available on vinyl, CD and digital formats and you can listen to clips and read more about it here.

Tal National premiere new track

Posted on Wednesday, 10th January

Niamey, Niger-based 6-piece Tal National announce the forthcoming release of their third album for FatCat, Tantabara today with a premiere of the full length's first single 'Akokos' via PopMatters.

Listen and share "Akokas" HERE

Tal National LP Bundle Now Available

Posted on Friday, 1st July

For a limited time, purchase both Zoy Zoy and Kaani LPs bundled together for a discounted price. You can buy the bundle here

Tal National On BBC's 'Focus on Africa'

Posted on Monday, 13th June

Tal National appeared on the recent 'Focus on Africa' program from BBC World Service. You can check out the clip over at BBC's site