Tinariwen

February 23rd, 2010


Tinariwen at the Triple Door Tuesday night.

There was SRO, or rather there was dancing room only as everyone who could fit up under the stage was on their feet for almost the whole time they were playing. Earshot Jazz presented the Touareg group for 2 shows and they were both sold out.

‘Assouf’ is the name which the Touareg themselves often give Tinariwen’s guitar style. ‘Assouf’ means the blues, loneliness, heartache, longing, homesickness, the darkness beyond the campfire. From the sands of the Sahara in northern Mali comes the group Tinariwen playing concerts all over the world. Their music is soulful and makes you move your feet.

Earshot Jazz presented the Touareg group Tinariwen on stage at the Triple Door Tuesday night.

Both shows at the Triple Door were sold out  and there was SRO, or rather there was dancing room only as everyone who could fit up under the stage was on their feet for almost the whole time they were playing.  ‘Assouf’ is the name which the Touareg themselves often give Tinariwen’s guitar style. ‘Assouf’ means the blues, loneliness, heartache, longing, homesickness, the darkness beyond the campfire. From the sands of the Sahara in northern Mali comes the group Tinariwen playing concerts all over the world. Their music is soulful and makes you move your feet.

They were a big hit again in Seattle. I just got back from their concert and I will post some more photos from their performance in a few days.

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One Response to “Tinariwen”

  1. Jonathan Rommelfanger Says:

    je trouve cet article tres interresant. je reviendrai suremenent sur ce site. bon courage

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