Tinariwen, a group of traveling musicians founded in 1979 and based in the Sahara region of Northern Mali, continue to beautifully merge their desert experience with music that appeals to people all over the world. True to their name, which translates as “deserts,” Tinariwen chose Joshua Tree National Park for the recording of their upcoming new album, Emmaar.
Emmaar will be the band’s fifth album, and follows Tassili, an acclaimed work that won them a Grammy last year, in the Best World Music Album category.
To hint at what’s to come with their latest, Tinariwen has released a video for new track “Toumast Tincha (The People Have Been Sold Out),” which premiered via Slate earlier today. Watch below for the entire video: