Tinariwen announce ninth album and share first song

Listen to the song “Taqkal Tarha” featuring Micah Nelson off Amadjar.

Photo by Marie Planeille

Tuareg band Tinariwen are back this year with Amadjar, their first new album since 2017’s Elwan. Forthcoming on September 6th via ANTI-RECORDS.

Listen to the first track “Taqkal Tarha” featuring Micah Nelson, best known as Neil Young’s guitarist.


Following Tinariwen’s appearance at the Taragalte Festival in the Moroccan Sahara in October 2018, the band decided to settle in the Mauritanian desert to rehearse during two weeks. Mauritanian vocalist Noura Mint Seymali and her husband, guitarist Jeiche Ould Chigaly, accompanied the band during the sessions.

The album also features Western musicians such as cellist Warren Ellis (The Bad Seeds), guitarists’ Cass Mc Combs and Rodolphe Burger, as well as Stephen O’Malley from Sunn O))).

Pre-order Amadjar here and check out the tracklist below:

1. Tenere Maloulat (feat. Warren Ellis)
2. Zawal (feat. Warren Ellis, Noura Mint Seymali, Jeiche Ould Chighaly)
3. Amalouna (feat. Noura Mint Seymali, Stephen O’Malley)
4. Taqkal Tarha (feat. Micah Nelson)
5. Anina
6.Madjam Mahilkamen
7. Takount (feat. Noura Mint Seymali)
8. Iklam Dglour (feat. Warren Ellis, Rodolphe Burger)
9. Kel Tinawen (feat. Cass McCombs)
10. tous Ohar (feat. Cass McCombs)
11.Mhadjar Yassouf Idjan (feat. Warren Ellis)
12. Wartilla (feat. Warren Ellis, Stephen O’Malley)
13. Lalla

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