Tal National, a high energy rock ‘n roll band from West Africa, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. in Rockland.

The band is from Niamey, the capital city of Niger. Their music is hypnotic, a highly unique contribution to West African guitar music. With its lightening fast rhythms and rotating cast of vocalists can be heard the history of Niger as a cultural crossroads along ancient trade routes.

Collected within the former French colony can be found Songhai, Fulani, Hausa and Tuareg populations, all of whom are represented in Tal National’s members.

Tickets cost $15 in advance, or $18 at the door.

For tickets, call 594-0070 or stop by the box office between noon and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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