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Monday, August 22nd, 2011

New Album By Tinariwen Premieres On NPR

The captivating new album Tassili by the band TINARIWEN arrives in stores on August 30th. This Monday the 22nd, NPR.org will be streaming the latest work by the acclaimed "Touareg" group in its entirety as part of the station's "First Listen" series.

For their latest record, the renowned band has refined their hypnotic sound, recording in the Algerian desert with contributions by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of celebrated rockers TV On The Radio. Later on, guitar virtuoso Nels Cline (Wilco) and the soulful horns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band joined in the process. The end result, called "Tinariwen's most rewarding, mesmerizing effort to date" by Q Magazine, proves a unique a simultaneously exotic and sonically expansive work.

To stream TINARIWEN's new album Tassili care of NPR, just go here.


And to view the group's evocative new video for their track "Imidawan Ma Tenam," shot in Northern Mali, just go here.

TINARIWEN are set to embark on a sonic trek of North American this fall beginning with a performance at the prestigious OohLaLA Festival in Los Angeles.

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-31 Santa 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, DC 9:30 Club
Wed/Nov-16 Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero
Fri/Nov-18 Boston, MA, Paradise
Sat/Nov-19 New York, NY, Webster Hall
Wed/Nov-23 Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater
Fri/Nov-25 Chicago, IL, Metro
Sat/Nov-26 Minneapolis, MN, Cedar Cultural Center
Thu/Dec-01 Seattle, WA Showbox

Tinariwen's artist page

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