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June 13, 2010 From the Sahara Desert in northern Mali comes the Tuareg band of musicians known as Tinariwen.

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Studio Sessions

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December 14, 2011 Hear the North African group play live and discuss its urgent and heartbreaking new album Tassili.

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November 23, 2011 Listen to and watch a studio session with the hypnotic and spellbinding African rock band.

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Interviews & Profiles

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November 10, 2007 In the midst of political struggle, Tinariwen put down its weapons and picked up electric guitars.

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Discover Songs

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June 16, 2010 The NPR Music gang examines some of the highlights from this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival.

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November 4, 2007 All Songs Considered presents some of the best African music out right now.

April 12, 2007 The African beats of Brooklyn's Antibalas; The Sahara's rebel group Tinariwen; Dark harmonies fr...

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December 28, 2004 2004 was a year when a handful of artists with their best days long behind them surprised us wit...

November 10, 2004 Mick Jagger's soundtrack to Alfie; Ennio Morricone performed by Yo-Yo Ma; New music from Malian ...

February 17, 2003 A musical trainwreck from Bill Joy; The poetry of Poe as sung by Lou Reed; Rebel warriors turned...

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December 27, 2007 Banning Eyre picks the year's best music from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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More Stories

Tinariwen's new album, Emmaar, comes out Feb. 11.

February 2, 2014 How do the premier ambassadors of Saharan soul navigate a dangerous time in their home nation?

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April 2, 2014 The Grammy-winning band from Northern Mali performs two sparse songs from its new album, Emmaar.

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Malian singing legend Oumou Sangare performing in Essaouira, Morocco in June 2012.

March 13, 2013 Read a list of 100 essential songs from the troubled but musically rich West African country.

Tinariwen plays a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on November 15, 2011.

January 5, 2012 Even in a stripped-down acoustic set, Tinariwen's trance-inducing desert music doesn't disappoint.

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Tinariwen's new album, Tassili, comes out August 30.

August 21, 2011 Hear the new, guest-star-laden album from the Malian blues-rock ensemble in its entirety.

Clockwise from top: Tinariwen, Lykke Li, Eleanor Friedberger, John Maus.

June 22, 2011 Hear new music from Eleanor Friedberger, Mates of State, Tinariwen and others.

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