New York City (New York), USA – Mali’s desert guitar rebels,
Tinariwen, living legends of contemporary Tuareg (Tamashek) music
from the deserts of northern Mali, return to New York. The group will be playing
May 1st at 9:30pm + 11:30pm at
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. The club is located
at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC (between East 4th and Astor Place).
Tinariwen are the creators of a new and contemporary style of Tuareg music.
Tinariwen‘s music has
played a determining role in the growing cultural awareness of the Tuareg youth
with songs that are living, imaginative and often profoundly real evocations of
the identity of the modern Tuareg people. Theirs is a song of love born in a
time of conflict. Exile and resistance were originally the major themes of the
songs but as time passed
Tinariwen and their songs have expressed the wider
struggles of daily life in the Tamashek speaking countries.
Their newest album
Amassakoul (World Village) has garnered rave reviews and topped the world music
charts in Europe, and their live shows draw comparisons to everyone from John
Lee Hooker to Television. As featured artists in the annual Festival in the
Tinariwen have made fans of master musicians such as
Robert Plant and the late