World Music Wednesday: Tinariwen

World Music Wednesday: Tinariwen


From: Azawad, Mali

Sounds Like: Sahara Desert Blues

Tinariwen is a Grammy-winning ensemble of Tuareg (desert nomads) musicians who have been around since the 80s when the founding members met at a Tuareg camp in Libya. The band was inspired by western music, especially old American blues and Jimi Hendrix, and they fused the “sound of the city” with the sound of their desert heritage. The music…

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