Tuesday, July 26, 2011

fresh sounds from saharan africa

If you're looking for something completely new to delight your ears, please please check out Tinariwen. They're a group of contemporary Touareg musicians from northern Africa that have combined their traditional Malian sounds with American rock and blues influences with what I think is stunning success in their new 2011 release Tassili. Check out the intro to their new album where you can also get release info.

Their previous album Aman Iman has been playing in my car and livingroom nonstop for the past 2 weeks. Below is a short documentary on the making of the album from 2007. Enjoy!

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