Articles tagged desert blues

12 Feb 2014 // 3:06 AM

Tinariwen: Emmaar

Pioneers of West African trance-rock release their best album in years.

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1 Sep 2011 // 10:20 AM

Tinariwen: Tassili

With guest musicians and dialed-back acoustics, Tinariwen offers a strangely tentative album.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Desert Blues

Not sure where to proceed from Tinariwen? The Rough Guide sorts it all out for you

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6 Oct 2010 // 4:58 AM

Khaïra Arby: Timbuktu Tarab

What's unfamiliar here is Arby herself, driving everything forward at a coruscating pace.

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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