Tinariwen

The kings of Saharan desert blues, and heroes of the Touareg struggle for freedom, dignity and self-determination. After 9 albums and over 1400 concerts throughout the world, the band return in 2019 with the new album “Amadjar”. Amadjar is a nomadic album, recorded in a natural setting. It is as close as you can get to the ‘soul’ of Tinariwen, a group of musicians that in every sense exist far-beyond their 17-year tenure and extensive discography of critically acclaimed albums. Lyrically and thematically, the album explores the continuing political, social, humanitarian and environmental problems faced in their home country of Mali and continues Tinariwen’s pursuit to highlight the plight and issues of their people through their music. Once recorded, a host of Western musicians added instrumentation including violin from Warren Elllis of the Bad Seeds, mandolin and charango courtesy of Micah Nelson, and guitars from Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O)))), Cass McCombs and Rodolphe Burger.