Tinariwen: Spectral Saharan Blues

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While this year’s Festival of the Desert has been sadly cancelled, due to threats of terrorist violence from sundry Islamists in the Sahara region, it is always good to welcome a new album from Tinariwen.

This latest was recorded, again, in exile from their home land, in Paris, Joshua Tree, and a southern Moroccan oasis, where a beautiful hidden track featuring flute was recorded with a local gnawa troupe.

They’re touring with Dengue Fever later in the Spring – that will be a very good series of shows.

Click on the link below to read my review on The Arts Desk and then – buy the album….

The Arts Desk review of Tinariwen’s Elwan

 

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