Reviews // 10 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles
Media // 2 Articles
The Best World Music of 2009
9 Dec 2009 // 3:00 PM
In 2009, well-known artists reliably produced solid albums, lesser-known artists did things that were often surprising and successful, archives were trawled by enthusiasts, old songs were excavated, polished, and compiled, and labels both large and small kept moving stubbornly on.
Anti-Thesis: A Night Showcasing Anti- Records' Diversity, Daniel Lanois Style
26 Dec 2014 // 4:22 AM
The mainstream appeal of Daniel Lanois' Anti-Thesis show may not have been huge, but the creativity level of the performances ranks among the highest of all shows in 2014.
Tinariwen: Inside/Outside: Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions
11 Dec 2014 // 5:30 AM
This five-track, half-hour live set is an offshoot of the longer album Emmaar.
Tinariwen (+IO:I) - Ténéré Tàqqàl (Singles Going Steady)
15 Nov 2016 // 6:00 AM
Here, the Sahara's own rock stars lament the current state of their home desert, of the constant power struggles that stain the region.
Tinariwen - "Arhegh Danagh" (video) (Premiere)
6 Oct 2014 // 2:38 AM
The Saharan band Tinariwen have been going strong since coming to international acclaim in the late ‘90s, playing the largest music festivals in the world and receiving a Grammy in 2012 for the album Tassili.