Tinariwen - Amadjar (Wedge/Pias)
The story behind 'Amadjar' (Tamasheq for "unknown visitor") started in October of 2018 at the Taragalte Festival for nomadic cultures in the Moroccan Sahara. After their set at the festival, the members of Tinariwen immediately drove on to Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, an almost two week journey. Every evening the caravan halted somewhere and under the beautiful starry sky the various musicians started to work on the foundations of this long-player.
Tinariwen - Elwan (Wedge/Pias)
Recording back home in Kidal was and still is not an option, but for 'Elwan' ("the elephants") the members of Tinariwen remained a lot closer to home than for predecessor, 2014's 'Emmaar' (recorded at Rancha de la Luna in California's Joshua Tree National Park).
Tinariwen - Emmaar (Wedge/Pias)
We're still unconditional fans of their desert sound, but allowed to play devil's advocate for a second we do wonder how many Tinariwen albums a person really needs.
Tinariwen - Tassili (V2)
Tinariwen has become the victim of its own success; as one of the few bands in the so-called world music genre this Tuareg band also managed to get the respect of the established pop and rock world, a world in which one day you're still hot, only to be written off the next.
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