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Tinariwen's Desert Ride In 'Toumast Tincha (The People Have Been Sold Out)'

Desert blues maestros Tinariwen return with the ride along video for "Toumast Tincha," off their upcoming album.


Tuareg desert blues maestros Tinariwen recently announced Emmaar, the follow-up to one of our top albums of 2011. The group traveled to the distant but familiar environment of California's Joshua Tree National Park to record the new album, a choice made to avoid the turmoil in their home of northern Mali. The music video for lead single "Toumast Tincha (The People Have Been Sold Out" follows a desert car ride, while the song's lyrics ponder Mali's troubles "The ideals of the people have been sold cheap, my friends/A peace imposed by force is bound to fail/ And gives way to hatred.Emmar LP is due February 11 via Anti-.

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