Concerts

Tinariwen - Crescent Ballroom - 4/22/2013

I couldn't understand a word Tinariwen were singing Monday night at Crescent Ballroom. I didn't know a single song, and there was no set list to cheat from -- and I couldn't find anyone to ask about it.

But I was completely blown away by the deep, rhythmic, heartfelt pulse of a music that draws from desert environs of northern Mali as well as the hardship and disenfranchisement the Tuareg have faced at the hands of the Malian government.