Dag Tenere – Iswat

Fans of Mdou Moctar and Les Filles de Illighadad could easily obsess over the hypnotic Tuareg fusion jams of Dag Tenere’s Iswat. Dag Tenere (which translates to “desert’s children”), is a multifaceted group of Tuareg artists that hail from Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. The group plays a particular style of music called “assouf,” orContinue reading “Dag Tenere – Iswat”

My UNESCO Review from Smithsonian Folkways’ website

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this yet or not, but I wrote a guest blog review for two Unesco world albums for the Smithsonian Folkways website. This was some time back, but they just posted it. http://www.folkways.si.edu/news-and-press/unesco-collection-week-27-deeply-emotive-music-of-turkey-and-hong-kong One was an album of Turkish Bektashi music and the other was instrumentals from Hong Kong.