desert blues

2.10.17

"There's No Borders for Art": Watch Tinariwen's Video for "Sastanàqqàm"

The Touareg desert blues band return with their seventh record 'Elwan,' and we talk borders, displacement, and their hope for the future.

4.14.16

Aziza Brahim's Music Explores the Western Sahara's Sad Legacy with Beautiful Songs

The Sahrawi singer discusses the process and motivations behind her new album 'Abbar el Hamada,' which addresses 40 years of Western Sahara occupation.

11.7.14

Daniel Lanois Remixed Tinariwen's "Adounia Ti Chidjret" in the Back of a Car

Tinariwen are the greatest rock and roll outfit on the planet, and Daniel Lanois was principal producer of U2’s good album, so collaboration between the two is no small deal.