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Watch The Video For Songhoy Blues' Nick Zinner-Produced 'Al Hassidi Terei'

Watch the vibrant video for Malian group Songhoy Blues' Nick Zinner-produced "Al Hassidi Terei."


Songhoy Blues grew up with the vast influences of hip-hop, R&B, Jimi Hendrix and national idols like Ali Farka Touré. Hailing from Gao, the group were displaced from their home due to the growing unrest of early 2012 and formed the project as a direct reaction to their situation.“We met up in Bamako,” recalls guitarist Garba Toure, “and told ourselves we couldn’t just stay shipwrecked by a crisis like this. We had to form a band.” The Malian group got their 'break' when they cold-called Africa Express producer Marc-Antoine Moreau while he was in town, which led to them recording with Yeah Yeah Yeah's guitarist Nick Zinner for the Maison de Jeunes project. Songhoy Blues is now readying the release of their debut album Music In Exile, produced entirely by Nick Zinner & Moreau. Watch the vibrant clip for "Al Hassidi Terei," the first single off that upcoming 11-track LP below. Music In Exile is due February 23 from Transgressive Records, see the full tracklist underneath.

Music In Exile Tracklist

1. Soubour

2. Irganda

3. Al Hassidi Terei

4. Jolie

5. Desert Melodie

6. Mali

7. Sekou Oumarou

8. Nick

9. Al Tchere Bele

10. Wayei

11. Petit Metier

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The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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