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Tinariwen - Elwan

In recent years, Tinariwen's homeland, a Saharan mountain range between northeastern Mali and southern Algeria, has been transformed into a conflict zone. While the songs on their new album, Elwan, evoke those cherished deserts of home, they were recorded in both the California desert of Joshua Tree and Southern Morocco and feature guest performances from Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeney, Alain Johannes, Mark Lanegan, and more.

Elwan is Grammy nominated in the category of Best World Music Album.