By Nick Castro


Tinariwen were formed in the early 80's by Tuareg musicians of Mali, who not only shared a love to Tuareg musics and traditions, but also of rock and roll, especially the guitar stylings of Jimi Hendrix. The resulting sound is a wholly unique one, that combines elements of funk, Tuareg desert music, and rock guitar. As a result of their legendary festival performances, they have finally began to garner the attention they so richly deserve. Now that the world is getting a chance to hear their infectious rhythms, Tinariwen's popularity is picking up steam very... Read More

World, Africa, Malian
City Of Origin:
near Tripoli, Libya
Formed Date:
c. 1980
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