Tinariwen—the Tuareg musicians’ collective from Mali—have announced a series of reissues from Wedge Records and Craft Recordings. Wedge will be reissuing the group’s previously limited release from 1992, Kel Tinariwen, while Craft will release new versions of 2007’s Aman Iman: Water Is Life and 2009’s Imidiwan: Companions. Each release is due out November 4.
Along with the announcement, Tinariwen have also shared a new visual for the song “Arghane Manine,” which is the last track on Kel Tinariwen. The visual adds a touch of animation to a wordmark bearing the group’s name on top of the photograph used on the album cover.
In addition to the reissues, the collective is heading out on tour, with dates in the United Kingdom and across North America. After a series of festival performances that brings them to End of the Road Festival, Manchester Psych Fest, and the Spree Festival, Tinariwen will make their way to the United States for performances nationwide. Find those daets below.
Tinariwen’s most recent album Amadjar was released in 2019. The album included guest contributions from Cass McCombs, Micah Nelson, the Bad Seeds’ Warren Ellis, Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley, and more.
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08-25 La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland – Nox Orae
09-02 Sixpenny Handley, England – End of the Road Festival
09-03 Manchester, England – Manchester Psych Fest
09-04 Paisley, Scotland – The Spree Festival
09-09 Chicago, IL – Metro
09-10 Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center
09-12 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09-13 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
09-15 Seattle, WA – Neumos
09-16 Vancouver, British Columbia – Imperial Theatre
09-17 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
09-19 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
09-20 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
09-21 Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum Theater
09-23 Austin, TX – Mohawk – Indoor
09-24 Fort Worth, TX – Tulips
09-25 Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
09-27 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
09-29 Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
09-30 Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
10-01 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10-03 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10-04 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
10-05 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair Music Hall
10-07 Montreal, Quebec – Rialto Theatre
10-08 Toronto, Ontario – The Danforth Music Hall