Sounds from the Sahel: Mali Song of the Week

Tinariwen – Iswegh Attay

Apologies for a brief one this week – life getting in the way of a fully-developed Wednesday instalment. However, never wanting to leave you without the musical charms of Mali on a mid-week morning, here it is.

Feels sad to not do this song justice, however this does give us the opportunity to bring to your attention They Will Have to Kill Us First – “a feature-length documentary following musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music.”

If this sounds like your kind thing (how could it not?) then I can highly recommend the website ( which also details screenings times and locations happening across the UK.

See you there!


Tinariwen – Iswegh Attay


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