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  • interview April 1, 2016

    Andy Morgan on Tuareg Music and History

    Andy Morgan is a journalist and author with deep experience in Mali. He attended the very first Festival in the Desert in 2000 and was involved in the festival for many years after that. Andy managed the Tuareg band Tinariwen … Read more »

  • interview March 31, 2016

    Susan Rasmussen on the Tuareg

    Susan Rasmussen is a professor of anthropology at the University of Houston. She has conducted of some 30 years of field work among rural and urban Tuareg communities in Niger and Mali, and more recently, African immigrants in France. She … Read more »

  • hip-deep March 31, 2016

    Hip Deep in Mali: The Tuareg Predicament

    The confederations and clans collectively known as the Tuareg descend from the oldest inhabitants of North Africa. They lead a mostly nomadic existence across the Sahara Desert, in the lands we now know as Algeria, Libya, Niger and Mali. Tuareg … Read more »

  • review November 23, 2015

    Live in Paris

    A year ago, venerable Tuareg rockers, Tinariwen, played a rousing set at the Bouffes du Nord theater in Paris’ 10th arrondissement. Those who have been lucky enough to see Tinariwen live know that each of their performances is a truly … Read more »

  • program March 5, 2015

    Accounting for Taste

    When we talk about the influence of American performers on African music, we usually think about a few obvious examples, legends like Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix or James Brown. In this episode, we go beyond these stars to explore the … Read more »

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