Desert blues rebels

Mali desert blues outfit Tinariwen have helped bring their genre of guitar wizardry to the western world. Musically, the obscure time signatures mixed with the Jimi Hendrix-inspired riffing makes for an intriguing and psychedelic experience. In the political hotbed of north Mali, depending on the party in power that day, the outfit and their peers were targeted, as the guitar was deemed a form of expression and tool for revolution. Tinariwen are true rock 'n' roll rebels and absolutely mesmerising live.

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