Tinariwen – Rock Of The Desert

Posted: 17/08/2010 in Uncategorized

is a band of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali, formed in 1979. In the early 2000s Tinariwen started to gain a following outside Africa, first in the world music community, and then among general international audiences, thanks to frequent tours and appearances at major festivals in Europe and the USA

Tinariwen was founded by Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, who at age 4 witnessed the execution of his father (a Tuareg rebel) during a 1963 uprising inMali. As a child he saw a western film in which a cowboy played a guitar. Ag Alhabib built his own guitar out of a tin can, a stick and bicycle brake wire. He started to play old Tuareg and modern Arabic pop tunes, Ag Alhabib first lived in refugee camps and later resided with other Tuareg exiles in Libya and Algeria.

the complete story here

check out their songs..

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Comments
  1. Chris Breuer says:

    Hey Smoke,

    thats a really deep n epic story behind this band i guess.. i really love the mood of their music n performance on stage.. never heared of them before.. thx 4 sharin

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