"Tinariwen is just about the best guitar-based rock band of the 21st century."—Bob Boilen, NPR Music
Tinariwen, a free-flowing band of nomadic Tuaregs, blends time-honored musical forms with a rebellious sensibility to create entrancing desert blues. A sensational live act, they electrify traditional Tuareg melodies with edgy blues, rock, pop, Berber, and Arabic influences to create a gritty, hypnotic sound. Their most recent recording, Tassili, which included several tracks with members of TV On The Radio, won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.