AN EVENING of live music and stories exploring the culture of the Sahara will take place at Powerstock Hut, near Bridport, on Saturday, February 29 at 7.30pm.

Following previous sell-out gigs in the county, the lead singer of Etran Finatawa returns for two performances in rural Dorset.

Alhousseini Anivolla will share the music and tales of his homeland, Niger, with author Andy Morgan.

Alhousseini was born in the Saharan desert and is a nomad of Tuareg heritage. For the past 11 years, he has been the leader guitarist and vocalist of the famous desert blues band, releasing his debut solo album, Anewal, in 2012.

Andy is a British music writer and expert of the Sahara and Tuareg culture, having co-managed Tinariwen and been involved in establishing the Festival in the Deseryt.

Together, Andy and Alhousseini will present a multimedia and musical show, The Walking Man, exploring Tuareg culture and Alhousseini's life and work in both Europe and Africa. Live music will be interspersed with conversation and projected images from Niger, with Andy acting as a narrator and translator.

*The Walking Man comes to Powerstock Hut, near Bridport, on Saturday, February 29. It starts at 7.30pm. For tickets, visit or call Baffy Turner on 01308 485474, Channy Kennard on 01308 485730 buy them from The Three Horseshoes/Marquis of Lorne.