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Video: Tinariwen "Imidawan Ma Tenam" ft. Nels Cline (Wilco) *World Premiere*

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Our favorite Northern Malian blues making desert nomads, Tinariwen, premiere their latest video for "Imidawan Ma Tenam" today.  Fresh off a great collabo with our Brooklyn neighbors Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone (from TV on The Radio), Tinariwen hit with this  hauntingly beautiful song + video shot in Northern Mali, which also features guitar from Nels Cline of Wilco (recorded seperately in Chicago).  Vid is produced and directed by Patrick Votan.  Watch the video for the interesting details and circumstances of the recording process of their upcoming album, Tassili (Anti, August 30), which took them far from their homeland.  The album also features the horn section from The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - we're counting the days till the drop date! Tinariwen are on tour now - check after the jump for tour dates.

Tinariwen Tour Dates:

Fri.Sept-30 Los Angeles Oohlala Festival w/ Hindi Zahra

El Rey Theater

Sat/Oct-29Los Angeles, CA, Luckman Foundation

Sun/Oct-30 San Francisco, CA Fillmore

Mon/Oct-31Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre

Tue/Nov-01Pomona, CA Glasshouse

Wed/Nov-02Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater

Fri/Nov-04Dallas, TX Granada Theater

Sat/Nov-05Austin, TXFFF fest

Sun/Nov-06Houston, TX Fitzgeralds

Mon/Nov-07New Orleans, LA House Of Blues

Wed/Nov-09Orlando, FL The Social

Thu/Nov-10Miami, FL, Grand Central

Fri/Nov-11St. Petersburg, FL, State Theater

Sat/Nov-12Atlanta, GA, Variety

Sun/Nov-13Chapel Hill, NC, Cat's Cradle

Tue/Nov-15Washington, DC9:30 Club

Wed/Nov-16Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero

Fri/Nov-18Boston, MA, Paradise

Sat/Nov-19New York, NY, Webster Hall

Mon/Nov-21Montreal PQ, Le National

Tue/Nov-22Toronto, ONT, Opera House

Wed/Nov-23Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater

Fri/Nov-25Chicago, IL, Metro

Sat/Nov-26Minneapolis, MN, Cedar Cultural Center

Mon/Nov-28Edmonton, ALB

Tue/Nov-29Calgary, ALBEPCOR / Folk Fest

Wed/Nov-30Vancouver, BC Vogue

Thu/Dec-01Seattle, WA Showbox

 

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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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