Hailing from the war torn deserts of Saharan North Africa, TINARIWEN employ electric guitars and plaintive seductive rhythms to create a desert blues unlike anything else. On their groundbreaking new album Tassili, the band recorded in a protected region of the Algerian desert joined by Adebimpe and Malone of the TV On The Radio and later by guitarist Nels Cline of Wilco and the horns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
"Let's get one thing straight: TINARIWEN is just about the best guitar-based rock band of the 21st century." - NPR
TINARIWEN on The Colbert Report, November 29th on Comedy Central. For local scheduling please go to: http://www.colbertnation.com