World Village Records announced that Ibrahim Ag Alhabi will join Tinariwen this month and in March for the group’s concerts in the United States and Canada. Ibrahim Ag Alhabi is the most recognizable member of Tuareg band Tinariwen and was unable to join his fellow bandmates on their most recent North American tours. The 2010 North American Tour starts February 15 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Tinariwen’s most recent recording is Imidiwan. Staying true to their desert rock/blues sound, Imidiwan pulses with lithe, intertwined guitar lines, earthy vocals and rolling rhythms of the group’s Tuareg roots. The members of Tinariwen took up the reins of the recording of Imidiwan by convincing producer Jean-Paul Romann to travel with them to the Malian village of Tessalit to record in a rented house and out in the bush. The resulting sound is alternatively fiery and poignant.
15 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill NC
16 Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus OH
18 Highline Ballroom New York NY
19 The Bell House Brooklyn NY
20 UCLA Los Angeles CA
21 San Francisco Jazz Festival San Francisco CA
23 Triple Door Seattle WA
25 Orpheum Vancouver Canada
27 Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago IL
4 The Phoenix Toronto Canada
5 Club Soda Montreal Canada
6 Palais Montcalm Quebec Canada
26 Central Park Summerstage New York NY
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