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Tinariwen On World Cafe | April 2, 2014

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Today's episode of World Cafe features a couple of sparse, dry, angular and beautiful songs, performed live by the band Tinariwen. The group, made up of musicians from the Tuareg tribespeople of Northern Mali, has been making music together since 1979. Known for long, trance-inducing concert performances, the band has become increasingly revered in the West. Tinariwen's 2012 albumTassili even won a Grammy.

The group's new album, Emmaar, was recorded in the desert the way its predecessors were. But this time, though, due to political strife at home, the desert was one in the Western U.S. Here, we'll hear performances from the stage of World Cafe Live.

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Tracklisting:

(( )) for interlude music

Joseph Arthur “Honey and the Moon” Redemption’s Son
St. Vincent “Digital Witness” St. Vincent
Django Django “Default” Django Django
Janelle Monae “Dance Apocalyptic” The Electric Lady
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Stranger to My Happiness” Give The People What They Want
Mavis Staples “Can You Get To That?” One True Vine
Little Walter “Juke” The Essential Little Walter
((Tinariwen “Chaghaybou” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
 Tinariwen “Toumast” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
 Tinariwen “Chaghaybou” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Tinariwen “Toumast” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Ana Tijoux “Vengo” Vengo
The English Beat “Save It For Later” Special Beat Service
Spoon “The Beast and the Dragon Adored” Gimmee Fiction
The Black Keys “Fever” Turn Blue
Dwight Twilley Band” I’m on Fire” Super Hits of the ‘70s: Have a Nice Day, Vol. 15
((Tinariwen “Tahalmoyt” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Sam Phillips “Same Changes” Martinis and Bikinis
Shuggie Otis “Strawberry Letter 23” Inspiration Information
Jose Gonzalez “Stay Alive” The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Father John Misty “Only Son of a Ladies’ Man” Fear Fun
Tim Buckley “Morning Glory” Dream Letter
Midlake “The Old and the Young” Antiphon
((Treetop Flyers “Haunted House” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Beck “Blue Moon” Morning Phase
Real Estate “Talking Backwards” Atlas
Jonathan Wilson “Desert Raven” Gentle Spirit
((Anders Osborne “Mind of a Junkie” Black Eye Galaxy))
Band of Horses “Laredo” Infinite Arms
David Bowie “Sound and Vision” Low
Kins “Mocassins” Kins
Richie Havens “Here Comes The Sun” Resume: The Best of Richie Havens