Elwan

TINARIWEN

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VJQC Score: N/A
Artist: TINARIWEN
Album Name: ELWAN
Record Label: EPITAPH
Genre: INT'L & WORLD MUSIC
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 2/10/2017

Vinyl LP pressing with digital download. For the last five years, Tinariwen have been busy criss-crossing the globe bringing their triumpant tours to all five continents and expanding their audience. During this time their beloved homeland in the Adrar des Ifoghas, a Saharan mountain range that straddles the border between north-eastern Mali and southern Algeria has, in effect, been transformed into a conflict zone, a place where nobody can venture without putting themselves in danger. These conflicts have forced the band into exile to record their 8th album, Elwan. A few friends dropped in during the sessions to add some magic to a few tracks including, Kurt Vile (electric guitar), Mark Lanegan (Vocals on 'N?nnufl?y'), Matt Sweeney (electric guitar) and producer/guitarist, Alain Johannes (Cigarbox guitar). Sessions were also recorded in Morocco, where the band were accompanied by local musicians, in a land where they are considered musical legends.