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Aug 21, 2019

Tinariwen | A New Album and a World Tour

Tinariwen are a group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali formed in 1979 by Ibrahim Ag Alhabib and and currently featuring nine members.

Since 2001 Tinariwen have been touring regularly in Europe, North America, Japan, and Australia; often appearing at large world music and alternative festivals like Glastonbury, Coachella, Roskilde, Les Vieilles Charrues, WOMAD, FMM Sines, and Printemps de Bourges. Tinariwen gained more attention overseas in 2004, with their first UK performance at the largest free African music festival in the country, Africa Oye.


This nomadic album, recorded in a natural setting, is as close as you can get to the ‘soul’ of Tinariwen, a group of musicians that in every sense exist far beyond their 17-year tenure and extensive discography of critically acclaimed albums.

Amadjar will be released on the 6th September!

The first single from the album, Zawal, is a song about witnessing a solar eclipse and features Bad Seeds violinist Warren Ellis (violonist), Noura Mint Seymali and Jeiche Ould Chighaly.


The group have also announced their Autumn Tour 2019, running from September to mid-November and passing through USA, Canada, Sweden, Belgium, UK,…