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  • program October 5, 2017

    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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • review September 10, 2015


    They aren’t as flashy as Bombino, nor are they collaborative polymaths like Vieux Farka Toure; they aren’t as instrumentally varied as Tinariwen. Yet Terakaft seems they could be the next band of Tuareg musicians to break big in America and … Read more »

  • blog April 6, 2015

    New Terakaft Single: “Tafouk Tele”

    Terakaft is one of the many Tuareg guitar (or ishumar) bands formed in the footsteps of the great Tinariwen. The connection for Terakaft is particularly strong, as Diara, the band’s eldest guitarist and bandleader, was an original member of Tinariwen. According … Read more »

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