Tuesday, November 23 2010
The world needs to comprehend the complex, bloody history of the so-called 'Dark Continent', with all its attendant ironies and contradictions.
Friday, March 16 2007
Tinariwen plays rock guitar with a rangy American sound, broad and lazy and slow.
Friday, December 8 2006
These are the sort of flowers that bloom in the Sahara Desert: thumb pianos, distorted amps, muddy blues, and traditional chants.
Thursday, November 9 2006
Comparisons between Tartit and the better-known Tinariwen seem inevitable, but, really, there's no reason why one should be confused with the other, or why you shouldn't like both in different ways.
Wednesday, January 5 2005
Tuesday, January 13 2004
Friday, January 17 2003
This debut album by Tinariwen, also known as the Tuareg Rebel Blues Band, can seem the antithesis of Western pop music, even that generated by the engines currently driving the world music markets.