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Video: Bono x Tinariwen At The Festival au Désert

U2 singer and humanitarian extraordinaire Bono was recently spotted at the annual Festival au désert (Festival in the Desert) in Mali. According to Afropop, the Irish singer was there "with a delegation of 20 people from the One Foundation... and he sat in the VIP section between the Minister of Culture and Minister of Tourism and Arts."


The UK's Telegraph captured footage of Bono onstage with seminal Touareg group, and festival staple, Tinariwen and Bassekou Kouyate [edit: thanks Drea]. Their report highlighted the fact that "al Qaeda threats have kept crowds away" from attending the Timbuktu festival. Watch video of Bono onstage with Tinariwen above.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Rema, BLK JKS, Tkay Maidza, Ayra Starr and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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