Sounds from the Sahel: Mali Song of the Week

Tinariwen – Tameyawt

Tinariwen are the providers of this week’s Song of the Week. A gloriously simple song. The vocals and guitar cobble together a gentle rhythm, with both seeming intentionally lazy at times. The lyrics come across like a fatigued conversation between two friends, hours after you both ought to have gone to bed. They whisper like the thoughts that follow an extended break in conversation. The softly spoken words treading carefully through their surroundings, the guitar equally weary of disturbing the peace.

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