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Apple Playlist: Tinarriwen

by | May 5, 2017 | Playlists | 0 comments

Hailing from the Sahara in northern Mali, Tinariwen have given voice to socio-political issues facing the Tuareg since 1979. Influenced by traditional West African music, with a nod to western rock, their desert blues remained underground for years with cassettes often spread throughout Tuareg refugee camps. However, they found a wider audience in the late ‘90s thanks to a series of high-profile festival appearances, and in 2011 they cemented their success with a Grammy for their LP Tassili. This playlist provides an overview of their compelling discography