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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Tinariwen Interview

Learn something new! The Aspen Times, has an interview with Tinairwen a west African band from the Mali area. However, they are not Malian, but Touareg, an ethnic group found in the northern dessert of Mali. It is an interesting connection between Africa and blues. Click HERE for more.


For some reason the link is dead. Here is a link to Wiki with a bio of the band. Here is a link to a myspace page with their music.

Having listened to the music, it is an interesting hybrid of African folk, and blues. I am not sure about the politics. Apparently there is some connection between the rebels and Muammar Al Gaddafi of Libya.


Anonymous said...

Couldn't find any link to hear music sample...did I miss it? Curious as to their sound.

Anonymous said...

Found them on All Music site.Very Very interesting blend of cultures.