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Blues / Country
Performer: Tinariwen
Title: Tassili
Year 2011
Country Europe
Genre: Blues / Country
Rating: 4.5
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MP3 size: 1814 mb
FLAC size: 1684 mb
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Tinariwen - Tassili mp3 album

Tinariwen - Tassili mp3 album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Imidiwan Ma Tennam
Guitar – Nels Cline
2 Assuf D Alwa
Vocals – Kyp Malone
3 Tenere Taqhim Tossam
Guitar – Kyp MaloneLead Vocals – Eyadou Ag LecheVocals – Tunde Adebimpe*
4 Ya Messinagh
Horns – The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
5 Walla Illa
Guitar – Kyp MaloneVocals – Tunde Adebimpe*
6 Tameyawt
7 Imidiwan Win Sahara
Vocals – Tunde Adebimpe*
8 Tamiditin Tan Ufrawan
9 Tiliaden Osamnat
10 Djeredjere
11 Iswegh Attay
Guitar, Vocals – Kyp MaloneVocals – Aroune Ag Alhabib
12 Takest Tamidaret
Guitar, Lead Vocals – Abdellah Ag Alhousseyni*

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Studio Soyuz
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Wedge SARL
  • Copyright (c) – Wedge SARL
  • Recorded At – The Loft
  • Mixed At – Studio Soyuz
  • Mixed At – Studio Black Box
  • Mastered At – Golden Mastering
  • Pressed By – EDC, Germany – 52766704


  • A&R, Executive-Producer – Patrick Votan
  • Backing Vocals, Handclaps – Alhassane Ag Touhami
  • Design – Element-S
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Mustapha Ag Ahmed
  • Engineer [The Loft] – Tom Schick
  • Engineer, Producer – Jean Paul Romann*
  • Guitar – Aroune Ag Alhabib
  • Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Handclaps, Backing Vocals – Eyadou Ag Leche
  • Guitar, Handclaps, Backing Vocals – Elaga Ag Hamid
  • Guitar, Lead Vocals – Ibrahim Ag Alhabib
  • Handclaps, Backing Vocals – Mustapha Ag Ahmed
  • Mixed By – David Odlum
  • Percussion, Handclaps, Backing Vocals – Mohamad Ag Tahada, Said Ag Ayad
  • Photography By – Marie Planeille
  • Producer – Ian Brennan


Recorded November 1-20 2010, outdoors, in Tassili's N'Ajjer's dessert, South Algeria
© + ℗ 2011 Wedge SARL
Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (text): 0 602527 746661
  • Barcode (scanned): 0602527746661
  • Matrix / Runout: 06025 277 466-6 01 * 52766704
  • Rights Society: SACEM/SDRM/SACD/SGDL

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VVR776938 Tinariwen Tassili ‎(2xCD, Album, Ltd) V2, Cooperative Music VVR776938 Europe 2011
VVR774667 Tinariwen Tassili ‎(LP, Album) V2, Cooperative Music VVR774667 Europe 2011
87148-1 Tinariwen Tassili ‎(2xLP, Album + CD, Album + Ltd) Anti- 87148-1 US 2012
VVR774666 Tinariwen Tassili ‎(CD, Album) V2 VVR774666 Australasia 2011
VVR774666 Tinariwen Tassili ‎(CD, Album) V2 VVR774666 Europe 2011

Tinariwen is a Tuareg group that performs in a Middle Eastern/African style similar to artists like Ali Farka Toure or Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. All of the musicians originate from the southern Sahara, the group's name, meaning "empty places," is a reflection of their land of origin. The band formed in the rebel camps of Colonel Ghadaffi, as each of the musicians had been forced from their nomadic lifestyle into involuntary military service. Surrounded by a displaced nation of their peers, Tinariwen forged a new style of music, trading their traditional lutes and shepherd's flutes for electric guitars and drums. The style that resulted was dubbed "Tishoumaren," or "the music of the unemployed." Their music addressed issues such as political awakening, problems of exile, repression of their people, and demands of sovereignty. In a region with no postal or telephone system, their tapes soon became a grassroots voice of rebellion and a rallying point for a disenfranchised nation. Though outlawed in Algeria and Mali, 2001's The Radio Tisdas Sessions and 2004's Amassakoul are available to Western audiences. In 2006, they recorded their third album, Aman Iman: Water Is Life, released internationally in 2007 by Harmonia Mundi's World Village imprint. The album was produced by Justin Adams, and featured the voice and guitar of founding member Mohammed Ag Itlale. Tinariwen toured the world for the first time in its wake. They followed the album with Imidiwan: Companions, a two-disc set containing one disc of music and a DVD documentary about Tinariwen's history. This was once again followed by a world tour that included numerous festival appearances in the United States and Europe. Tinariwen signed to America's Anti imprint in 2010. The label encouraged them to experiment. The end result is Tassili, issued in 2011, in which the band recorded completely acoustically in a protected region of the Southeastern Algerian Desert. The tapes were flown to America where guitarist Nels Cline overdubbed electric guitars and New Orleans' famed Dirty Dozen Brass Band added horns, making Tassili a truly international collaboration.