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”
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.