Tinariwen : Desert Rock

I’m marking. And when I mark, I love having music that keeps me going. This time round, I’m resonating with an album called Imidiwan:Companions by Touareg band Tinariwen. It’s new to me, but was recorded in 2009. You might not like the music — the vocals in particular are an acquired taste — but isn’t this the best album cover in the world?

To avoid the vocals temporarily but get a feel for their sound, have a listen to the track they lay down in Groove in G for Playing for Change. You can listen to clips from their albums on their website.