Tinariwen perform in The Current studio

Tinariwen
Tinariwen (Marie Planeille)
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    Tinariwen perform in The Current studio
    Tinariwen: 'Chet Boghassa' live at The Current
    Tinariwen: 'Chaghaybou' live at The Current

Tinariwen, a band composed of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali, stopped in to The Current's studio ahead of their show Sunday night at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.

In an interview with The Current's Mac Wilson, Tinariwen talked about their most recent album, Emmaar, a word that describes the difference between cold and hot. The album was recorded in Joshua Tree, Calif., which has a landscape very familiar to the members of Tinariwen.

Later this year, Tinariwen will play at the Glastonbury Festival 2014, something they're looking forward to doing once again because — c'est le plus grand événement — it's the biggest gig they've ever played.

Songs Performed

"Chet Boghassa"
"Chaghaybou"
The first track is off Tinariwen's 2004 release, Amassakoul, and the second track is off the new album, Emmaar available on ANTI- Records.

Hosted by Mac Wilson
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark

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    Tinariwen performing in The Current's studio (Tinariwen's Facebook page)

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