Desert blues ensemble Tinariwen have announced a live album.

Live In Paris, Oukis N’Asuf’ was recorded at a special concert at the Bouffes du Nord in December last year when the Touareg ambassadors performed alongside Lalla Badi, the 75-year-old ‘grand dame’ of Tamashek culture. She’s known as the queen of tindé, explains the label, a word that refers both to the tindé drum and a poetic repertoire sung at ceremonies and special occasions.

Badi became a mentor to the Touareg in the 1970s, and the performance in Paris was her first show in France in over 30 years, coming at the end of a huge 130-date tour to promote Tinariwen’s 2014 album Emmaar.

Get a taster of the spellbinding set with ‘Tinde Final’ below and check out the album trailer underneath. It’s out on November 20 via Wedge.


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)



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