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Tell 'Em I'm Gone: A Conversation With Yusuf Islam Plus A Hey Rosetta! Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Yusuf, let's talk about your new album Tell 'Em I'm Gone. It seems like you're saying something larger with it overall.

Dog Ears Music: The Gifting List

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Dave Brubeck, Everest, Ravi Shankar, Tinariwen, Fats Waller, Frankie Miller and more.

Global Beat Fusion: Desert Blues and a Sufi Muse

Derek Beres | Posted 01.02.2012 | Arts
Derek Beres

It would be hard to turn Malian desert blues into a glitzy stratagem, though I'm sure with the genre's growing popularity some will try. Tinariwen does not partake in such foolishness.

OohLaLA Festival Charms Again

Nicole Garton | Posted 12.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Nicole Garton

The OohLaLA Festival sashayed onto the scene for a third installment of its French musical showcase. The festival featured a diverse lineup of contemporary talent, each exuding a certain je ne sais quoi.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 141

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Jesca Hoop, The Magic Numbers, Department of Eagles, and more.

Tinariwen Simplicity in the District of Complexity

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

I have been a fan of Tinariwen (a band of nomadic exile musicians of Tuareg descent) for exactly as long as I have been listening to them, i.e. for ab...

The Imagine Project: A Conversation With Herbie Hancock

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This modern legend is considered one of the greatest innovators and most influential musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries, and Herbie Hancock's music continues to transcend jazz's stereotype.

They Are Not Palestinian

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michal Shapiro

Now these people live in poverty and in refugee camps, but keep the dream of their own independent state alive. Most Americans do not know anything about them.

Global Beat Fusion: The Romance of Tinariwen

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

I wonder if people in India that watch American Idol understand all the lyrics, or if medina dwellers in Fes, where I saw 2Pac and Biggie t-shirts constantly, comprehend the hooks they're singing.

Out Of The Mountains Of Mali, One Band Seeks To Preserve Their Unique Music Style

Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Catherine Lyons

With no newspapers, radio or any other means of mass communication, Tinariwen's music captured the soul of the Tamashek rebellion in which they were participating.