Audio

Tinariwen Deliver a Devastatingly Beautiful Album With 'Elwan'

Despite its scathing message of political critique, Tinariwen’s newest album, 'Elwan,' never feels incendiary.

Much like reggae, the critically acclaimed sound of Malian guitar group Tinariwen was born out of necessity, a direct response to the widespread independence of 1960s North Africa.

Keep reading...
Video

The 16 Best Music Videos of 2016

Our favorite music videos of the year celebrate black excellence, bring social injustices to light, and showcase female power.

Keep reading...

get okayafrica in your inbox

news.

popular.