NEWS: Tinariwen announce new album ‘Elwan’

NEWS: Tinariwen announce new album ‘Elwan’

Malian Tuareg band Tinariwen have announced that they’ll be returning with a new album, Elwan, on 10th February 2017 via Wedge.  The band’s homeland – a Saharan mountain range – has recently been transformed into a conflict zone, and the album is set to reflect this, albeit with a range of contributors adding their own distinct touches to the record.  Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeney and more have all added something to the record, and it has been honed by Andrew Schepps, who has previously worked with Johnny Cash and Jay Z.

To coincide with the announcement, the group have unveiled an animated video for new track ‘Tenere Taqqal.’  Directed by Axel Digoix, depicts the contrast between the hostility of the desert and the love that its inhabitants feel for the land.  It’s a look into the spiritual world of the Tuareg and the tenacity that they need to survive in seemingly impossible circumstances.  Watch below.

Tinariwen are also playing a handful of shows in the UK next month as part of a wider tour.  Details below.

4th November – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
5th November – Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
6th November – Band on the Wall, Manchester
9th November – Islington Assembly Hall, London (Sold Out)

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