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Tinariwen Marie Planeille

From The Desert of Northern Mali To The Desert In The Western US: Tinarawin

April 2, 2014 - Today we have a couple of sparse, dry, angular and quite beautiful performances from the band Tinariwen. The group, made up of musicians from the Tuareg tribespeople of Northern Mali, have been making music together since 1979. Known for long trance inducing concert performances, their powerful recordings are now getting heard and as revered in the West. Their 2012 album Tassili won a Grammy. Their new album Emmaar, released this year, was recorded in the desert as they have recorded in the past. But this time, due to political strife at home, not in Mali, but in the Western US desert. We'll hear performances from the stage of World Cafe Live.

Session Setlist

Recent Release:Emmaar
Release Date:February 11, 2014

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