You can view the group's latest video for the song "Imidawan Ma Tenam" care of OkayAfrica.com. The clip was shot in Northern Mali and produced and directed by Patrick Votan. The song features guitar from the amazing Nels Cline of Wilco (recorded separately in Chicago) To view just go here.
TINARIWEN are set to embark on an anticipated North American tour this fall. In reviewing a recent sold out performance in Los Angeles, the publication Consequence Of Sound offered "Tinariwen proved why they've earned a reputation as one of the world's most entertaining acts; their performance was a true testament to the universal power of music."
The band's sonic trek will begin with a performance at the OohLaLA Festival in Los Angeles. The event is sponsored by the Consulate General of France and, among others, trendsetting station KCRW 89.9. Tickets can be purchased via various outlets and at: www.oohlalafestival.com
Early Acclaim For Tassili:
"For Ibrahim and his allies, retreating deeper into the primal majesty of the Tassili desert is a way to connect more fully with their powers. It's entirely typical of this extraordinary group that while returning to their source, they have also presented some of their most experimental, outward-looking music. Tinariwen have created an entire genre of desert blues but they remain peerless. "- Uncut
"Tinariwen's most rewarding, mesmerizing effort to date." - Q
TINARIWEN Tour Dates:
Fri.Sept-30 Los Angeles Oohlala Festival w/ Hindi Zahra El Rey Theater Sat/Oct-29 Los Angeles, CA, Luckman Foundation Sun/Oct-30 San Francisco, CA Fillmore Mon/Oct-31Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre Tue/Nov-01 Pomona, CA Glasshouse Wed/Nov-02 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater Fri/Nov-04 Dallas, TX Granada Theater Sat/Nov-05 Austin, TXFFF fest Sun/Nov-06 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds Mon/Nov-07 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues Wed/Nov-09 Orlando, FL The Social Thu/Nov-10 Miami, FL, Grand Central Fri/Nov-11 St. Petersburg, FL, State Theater Sat/Nov-12 Atlanta, GA, Variety Sun/Nov-13 Chapel Hill, NC, Cat's Cradle Tue/Nov-15 Washington, DC9:30 Club Wed/Nov-16 Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero Fri/Nov-18 Boston, MA, Paradise Sat/Nov-19 New York, NY, Webster Hall Mon/Nov-21 Montreal PQ, Le National Tue/Nov-22 Toronto, ONT, Opera House Wed/Nov-23 Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater Fri/Nov-25 Chicago, IL, Metro Sat/Nov-26 Minneapolis, MN, Cedar Cultural Center Mon/Nov-28 Edmonton, ALB Tue/Nov-29 Calgary, ALBEPCOR / Folk Fest Wed/Nov-30 Vancouver, BC Vogue Thu/Dec-01 Seattle, WA Showbox