Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
The Western Sahara Isn't Big Enough: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
The Dean takes on records from Orchestra Baobab, Tinariwen, and the late Mariem Hassan.
stream of the crop
Stream of the Crop: 6 New Albums for Heavy Rotation 2/11
New records from Tinariwen, Paul de Brauw, and Lupe Fiasco top this week's list.
"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.
Nick Zinner and Johanna Schwartz Talk Music Documentary ‘They Will Have To Kill Us First’
The film focuses on a section of Malian musicians whose livelihoods—and lives—are threatened by the imposition of sharia law in the region.
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.
Longreads Or Whatever
Tinariwen Talks 'Emmaar', Politics, and Working with Matt Sweeney
There's snow getting everywhere. This does not seem to phase the members of Tinariwen. They have bigger things on their mind.