#241 – Elwan by Tinariwen

As quickly as I decided to try to make this blog more worldly, I forgot all about it, possibly as soon as I finished typing the sentence.  But now that I have found Tinariwen among my potential future selections list, my resolve to diversify my listening has been restored.  These guys are from Mali, and the history of their group is riddled with the stories of African wars.  The band even trained with and served in the Libyan army and several rebel factions.  They gained international recognition in 2001, with the release of “The Radio Tisdas Sessions.”  To say that theirs is not the usual path to musical stardom would be quite the understatement.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: