UNLIKE CITY GUIDES
Since the Devil is Gone I Mostly Feel Lonely
It’s a family affair tonight as Group Doueh, an avant rock band from Western Sahara, takes the stage at Festsaal Kreuzberg’s summer fest. The four-piece is made up of the Baamar family and a friend, and they put a psychedelic spin on conventional notions of traditional African music. Using instruments native to their homeland—including the tinidit, lute, and tbal—alongside more classicly Western, electrically amplified devices, this desert blues band has been fusing Mauritanian rhythms and straight-up rock for years.