Ones To Watch: Tinariwen

All this week, KUTX is highlighting the “Ones To Watch”–seven must-see artists at SXSW 2014.

For the band Tinariwen, music is life. The band members belong to the Tuareg, a nomadic tribe that calls the Saharan Desert home. But Tinariwen haven’t had a home for the past few years due to political unrest in the North Africa region. Instead, they recorded their most recent album, Emmaar, in the deserts of California. Tinariwen will bring its “desert blues” sound to Austin for SXSW 2014, and you can catch them at the following shows:

Thursday, Mar 13: Bungalow, 1:00-1:50am (official showcase)

Friday, Mar 14: Speakeasy, 10:00-10:40pm (official showcase)

Saturday, Mar 15: KUTX Live at the Four Seasons Ballroom, 11:00am


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