This article is from 2008.


Formed in 1982 in Muammar al-Gaddafi’s camps of Tuareg rebels, Tinariwen mix their traditional music Tishoumaren (‘music of the unemployed’), with electric guitars to create world music at its most thrilling aided by a distinct 70s rock edge.

Arches, Glasgow, Sun 18 May.

This article is from 2008.


Hard rocking blues from a band formed in a refugee camp in Libya in the early 1980s, made up of nomadic Touaregs from the Malian Sahara desert.

Electric Brixton, London SW2

Thu 9 Mar

£19.50–£22.50 / 020 7274 2290

Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool

Tue 7 Mar


O2 Academy Oxford

Fri 28 Apr

£27 / 0844 477 2000

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