Posts Tagged ‘Tinariwen’

African Rhythms, KFAI 12/3/15

December 3, 2015

baaba maal

New music from Baaba MaalTinariwen and Ziminino plus an extended set of Congolese soukous to keep you warm on this winter day — it’s African Rhythms — listen! powered by KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.


African Rhythms, KFAI 02/13/14

February 13, 2014

tinariwen vox camel

New music from Tinariwen on today’s African Rhythms — plus Quantic, Gregory Porter, Youssoupha, Frankie Paul and much more! Streaming now at the KFAI site.



African Rhythms, KFAI 10/25/12

October 25, 2012

A preview of the Tinariwen shows at the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, a look at the music of Mali and much more on today’s African Rhythms on KFAI. Streaming now!

Tinariwen, Chad Batka, New York Times


African Rhythms, KFAI 08/16/12

August 16, 2012

On today’s African Rhythms: Tinariwen remixed, new M.anifest, deep cuts from Senegal and the Gambia, and an Anglo-Afro-Brasileiro musical tribute to the passing of the Olympic torch. 2 hours with Brad and Jojo, streaming now at the KFAI site.

Marisa Monte via LA Times


African Rhythms, KFAI 08/18/11

August 18, 2011

Tinariwen‘s forthcoming album, Tassili, is filled with dark and brooding lyrics and a stripped-down acoustic sound. They’ve put away the electric guitars for the moment but haven’t lost a bit of their intensity. We debuted two tracks from that CD on today’s African Rhythms on KFAI and heard plenty of other contemporary and classic sounds from the continent along the way. The show can be heard for the next two weeks at the KFAI site.


Tenere Taqqim Tossam by Tinariwen

June 17, 2011

New music from Tinariwen featuring Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio.

African Rhythms, KFAI 05/19/11

May 19, 2011

Gearing up for a summer of great shows we heard a set of contemporary desert blues on today’s edition of African Rhythms with tracks by Tinariwen and Bombino (coming to the Cedar in July) and Tamikrest (whose leader, guitarist Ousmane Ag Massa, first heard Tinariwen when he was five years old). Bill brought in some rare party music from Tanzania, Jojo shared some tracks from Kenya and Uganda, and we started off the whole thing with new music from two formidable sons of African superstars, Vieux Farka Touré and Femi Kuti. You can hear the show for two weeks via MP3 stream at the KFAI site.


African Rhythms, KFAI 05/12/11

May 12, 2011

We heard a track from Vieux Farka Touré’s forthcoming CD The Secret (produced by Soulive’s Eric Krasno) along with music from Tuareg guitarist Bombino (opening for Tinariwen at the Cedar on July 8), Cesaria Evora, and Les Nubians (supporting their new CD Nu Revolution with a tour that includes two shows at the Dakota) on today’s edition of African Rhythms. You can hear the show for 2 weeks via MP3 stream at the KFAI site (where you can also find the complete playlist).

Les Nubians photo: Marie Etchegoyen


Tinariwen at Other Music

January 5, 2008

Tinariwen at the Cedar 11/16/07

November 18, 2007

Electric Touareg music came to the Cedar Friday night for the second time in a year. The sound these sub Saharan warriors make is mesmerizing and powerful. Here’s a clip of them at Africa Calling in the UK in 2005.