Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

Tinariwen

Amassakoul

2004-10-21

The desert region of the African country of Mali is one of the most musically fertile areas in the world, spawning the world’s first blues sounds and evolving a dynamic music tradition all its own.

In the last half-century, Malian society has been stricken with numerous conflicts - civil-war, draught and poverty - that have given rise to an urgent musical revolution. Electric guitars have been taken in arms to express the distress survivors feel toward their lives in an encroaching modern world.

The Malian band Tinariwen is a group of Toureg tribesmen that’s pioneering this blend of rock, deep blues and nomadic music.

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #World

  • reviewed 11/2009

    LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS
    El Arte De La Elegancia De LFC

  • reviewed 06/2011

    KARSH KALE
    Cinema

  • reviewed 06/2016

    Quantic Presents Flowering Inferno
    1000 Watts

  • reviewed 05/2007

    ZAMAN 8 AND HAFEZ MODIR
    Suryghati ep

  • reviewed 12/2007

    JAI UTTAL
    Dial M for Mantra

  • reviewed 03/2008

    VARIOUS ARTISTS
    In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.