Tinariwen :: Emmaar

Tinariwen's music speaks for Kel Tamashek, the Tuaregs, and their desert home, the "tenere." The typical descriptor of "desert blues," suggests a genre defined by it's point of origin, but how linked are music and place, really? This music–of which Tinariwen are storied masters–clearly resonates with listeners across the world, and the Tuaregs are nomads after all, constantly between places. The photo gracing Tinariwen's new album cover says a lot about . . .

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