Friday, March 28 

Ibrahim Ag Alhabib and his bandmates in Tinariwen have survived decades of violence and privation in West Africa to emerge as highly respected interpreters of the region’s traditional music, as slightly refracted by the influences of American blues, rock and jazz. The group performs at Port City Music Hall (504 Congress St., Portland) with The Melodic opening at 8 p.m. Tix: $25-$30 ($40 preferred seating; all ages). 956-6000. portcitymusichall.com.