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Listen Now: Tinariwen In Concert

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Bonnaroo 2010: Tinariwen In Concert

Bonnaroo 2010: Tinariwen In Concert

Listen Now: Tinariwen In Concert

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Tinariwen performs on the "Which" stage on Sunday, June 13, 2010, at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Shantel Mitchell hide caption

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Tinariwen performs on the "Which" stage on Sunday, June 13, 2010, at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.

Shantel Mitchell

From the Sahara Desert in northern Mali comes the Tuareg band of musicians known as Tinariwen. Formed in 1979, the band has lived a story of rebellion, war, travel and triumph, as it became an internationally renowned touring act in the early 2000s. Rooted in the sounds of West Africa, Tinariwen mixes Western instruments with Tuareg rhythms and timbres.