It was getting late, but the crowd at Cafe Nine was as dense as it had been a couple hours ago, still dancing and sweating to Tal National.
“One more?” guitarist Almeida shouted into the microphone. By then the audience could only respond with shouting.
Almeida beamed. “Don’t worry,” he said. “In Niger, we play for five hours.”
Tuesday night marked Tal National’s return to New Haven after a 2015 show at Cafe Nine, and it seemed the crowd was even bigger the second time around — as if many had returned, and a few had brought friends, making for a packed house that was eager to move from the moment everyone arrived. Read the rest in the New Haven Independent.