Reverb Magazine recently spoke with Eyadou Ag Leche, Tinariwen‘s bassist, about the group’s new album Amadjar, their career, and their influences. It’s a crucial look into the inner workings of a group that can be mysterious to Western ears, so it’s definitely worth a read! According to Ag Leche, the impulse behind the record was for the band to “go back to our roots. We wanted to play music as we used to do in the beginning, traveling across the Sahara, meeting friends, and doing music around the campfire.” Learn more about the album, and find out what type of gear Tinariwen uses and where you can buy similar stuff, right here.
Thanks to everyone who has been spinning Amadjar. The album has been #1 at NACC World for the past seven weeks!