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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Dusty African Blues Rock

By David Luhrssen
Tinariwen has earned a reputation among world music fans for reconnecting the African-American sound of electric blues-rock with its African roots. The band originates in the hot, stony outback where Mali meets Algeria, a contested region in the southern Sahara. Somehow these musicians, born of the nomadic Toureg people but living now in cities, forged a sound that find the organic link between ...
09.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Desert rebel rockers sounds like marketing spin, but for once, a publicist�s label fits. Tinariwen is a band from the hot, stony outback where Mali meets Algeria, a contested region in the southern Sahara. Somehow these musicians, born of the nomadic Toureg people but living now in cities, forged a sound that reconnects the droning syncopation of West Africa with the droning syncopation of pri...

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