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In Studio: Tinariwen

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Members of the desert-blues collective Tinariwen met in a refugee camp more than 30 years ago and became soldiers in North Africa’s Tuareg revolution. Later, they traded guns for guitars – specifically, electric guitars. Now, with the help of TV on the Radio and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, Tinariwen is going acoustic on the new album “Tassili.” The band plays songs from that album, live in the studio.

Tinariwen will perform at the Highline Ballroom on July 20, 2011. More information here.



Comments [5]

ARALI FROM ALGIERS from tamanrasset

bravo tinariween imoprtan embassy froem tuareg peaple

May. 19 2012 10:21 AM
Assaleck AG TITA from Bamako

Courage for your work, bravo, I like Tinariwen. Vive WNYC, thank you again.

Aug. 14 2011 10:34 PM
Tein from Glen Ridge, NJ

The first song Tinariwin sang on the show -- what was it? It sounded like John said "Adwunya" and he mentioned it was on a previous album. I cannot find anything like this song on any or Tinariwin's previous albums. Please help: how do you spell the song title and what album did it come from?

Jul. 19 2011 11:40 PM
Jose from Jersey City

I downloaded this podcast to have it on my phone while i go running. The beats & the African melody sounds good while running & being in the zone!

Jul. 19 2011 10:55 PM
yourgo from astoria

Wow! these guys are awesome..
Rock on desert dudes!

Jul. 19 2011 02:54 PM

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