First Listen: Tinariwen – Azawad (Live In Paris)


R$N faves Tinariwen are releasing a live album on November 20th – 'Live In Paris, Oukis N'Asuf'.

Recorded in December 2014 at the Bouffes du Nord in Paris, the album features the desert blues band performing alongside Lalla Badi, the 75-year old 'grand dame' of Tamashek culture.

For her first show in France in over 30 years, Badi joins the group on tindé – no, not a Saharan dating app, but a small mortar drum played exclusively by women.

We've got a first listen on 'Azawad' – have a listen below and check the full track listing.

1. Tinde (Tinariwen feat. Lalla Badi)
2. Tamiditin
3. Koudedazamin
4. Imidiwan Ahi Sigidam
5. Tamatant Tiley
6. Tinde (Lalla Badi)
7. Azawad
8. Chaghaybou
9. Toumast Tincha
10. Tiwayyen
11. Emin Assosam
12. Tinde Final (Tinariwen feat. Lalla Badi)

'Live In Paris, Oukis N'Asuf' is out Nov 20 on Wedge. You can buy the album here – there's all sorts of exclusive merch bundles, including one with a super limited, super awesome gig poster designed by Chris Hopewell of Jacknife.