Tags
Music

Tinariwen's 'Amadjar' Is a Particularly Well-Polished Jewel

Saharan collective Tinariwen reign over a star-studded album of sincere desert blues on their latest gem Amadjar.

Recent
Music

Tinariwen - "Arhegh Danagh" (video) (Premiere)

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.

Events

Tinariwen: 24 March 2014 - Brooklyn Bowl, NY (Photos)

Unfortunately, Tinariwen can't return home to Mali due to political instability but maybe there is some solace in their resplendent desert blues.

Interviews

Spirit of the Sahara: An Interview with Tinariwen

As guitarist and singer Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni explained sagely, Tinariwen's music has a global message.

Music

Tinariwen: Emmaar

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

Reviews

Clearwater Festival: 16 June 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson, NY

The 2012 Clearwater Festival brought environmental sustainability, grass roots activism and great music to a beautiful riverside park.

Music

Tinariwen: Tassili

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

Music

Terakaft: Aratan N Azawad

Malian desert-blues outfit offers up a strong set.

Music

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Desert Blues

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

Events

Tinariwen: 19.Feb.2010 - Brooklyn

Tinariwen paid a visit to Brooklyn's Bell House this past February.

Vijith Assar
Music

Tunng: And Then We Saw Land

Tunng's fourth album could have seen them falter, but they've combined their incurable curiosity with epic melodies.

Music

Top 10 Global Albums of 2009

The top 10 "world music" CDs of 2009, stretching from Africa and the French Caribbean to New Zealand and Brooklyn.

Featured: Top of Home Page

African blues from Terakaft

Music

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Mali

An album that is paradoxically almost redundant and almost perfect.

Music

Toumast: Ishumar

It’s as if ag Keyna has looked back at the work Tinariwen has done, felt that the sound he wanted to build on had already been established, and, with that support behind him, felt free to experiment.

Music

Tinariwen: Aman Iman

Tinariwen plays rock guitar with a rangy American sound, broad and lazy and slow.

Music

Desert Trance

These are the sort of flowers that bloom in the Sahara Desert: thumb pianos, distorted amps, muddy blues, and traditional chants.

Music

Tartit: Abacabok

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.

Reviews

Tinariwen

thumb the low bass strings and simultaneously pick and twang the higher notes, masterfully demonstrating the link between the Mississippi Delta and the Saharan sands.

Timothy G. Merello
Music

Tinariwen: The Radio Tisdas Sessions

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.

Barbara Flaska
Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

Features
Collapse Expand Features
PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.