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Tinariwen: CANCELLED

Performing Arts

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Tinariwen: CANCELLED
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 8 PM
Because the OSU campus was closed due to snow on Tuesday, the Tinariwen concert was canceled.


Refunds can be obtained at the original point of purchase.

Patrons who purchased tickets at Wexner Center Ticket Office, bring your tickets with the credit card you purchased them in person to the Wexner Center Ticket Office.

Patrons who purchased tickets online should visit

Patrons who purchased a ticket through TM Phone Centers should call Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000.

Patrons should be prepared to present the tickets in person at the Retail Location where they were purchased with the charge card that was used for the purchase.

For more information, please contact the Wexner Center Patron Services desk at 614.292.3535.

"Hypnotic grooves, blistering desert funk guitar work and melodies which drift from eerie melancholy to keening defiance."—Time Out London

Tinariwen, whose name translates as "empty places," have won fans worldwide with the droning guitar grooves and politically charged lyrics of their desert blues. The group, which last played here in 2004, represent the Touareg people, exiled Berber wanderers of the south Sahara whose rebel identity is expressed in songs that describe this disenfranchised people’s expulsion from Algeria, repression in Mali, and cry for self-determination.

Their edgy music is charged with raw energy, and Pitchfork described Imidiwan: Companions, their most recent CD, as "a celebration of a return to the desert and of the people who live there, a communal album with lots of big choral vocals and time set aside for breathtaking flights on the guitar" and concluded: "There is a unique magic to the sounds of the Sahara. Imidiwan captures that magic with skillful grace."

$5 tickets for teens ages 13 to 18 are available to this event through High 5 Columbus.

Please note: The location for this concert, originally announced as the Performance Space, has been changed to Mershon Stage for technical reasons. This will be a standing-only show.

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