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Premiere: Tinariwen's Hazy Desert Drive In 'Imidiwan Ahi Sigdim'

Watch the hazy desert drive video for Tuareg desert blues group Tinariwen's latest single.


Tinariwen's hypnotic Tuareg guitars and hymn-style vocals provide the ideal accompaniment to a hazy desert ride in the music video for "Imidiwan Ahi Sigdim." The track is the latest single to drop from the Northern Malian desert blues outfit's upcoming album Emmaar, which they opted to record in California's Joshua Tree National Park in order to avoid the current turmoil in Mali. The video for "Imdiwan Ahi Sigdim" follows a grainy, "memory dripping drive" from a side-view mirror, watch it below. Emmaar is out February 11 via Anti-.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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