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Tinariwen Signs New 4-Album Deal, Begins Tour
Published March 31, 2006

Tinariwen has signed a four-album recording deal with the London based Independiente label. The group is also embarking on a new tour.

Tinariwen has signed a four-album recording deal with the London based Independiente label, home of Travis, Embrace, Martina Topley Bird, Black Bud and others.  Label boss, Andy Macdonald was responsible for bringing you the likes of Portishead, The Las, The Beautiful South, Billy Bragg, Gabrielle and Paul Weller on his previous imprint, Go Discs.

Tinariwen spent the first half of February at Studio Bogolan in Bamako recording their new album Assouf, which is due out later this year.

Tinariwen have been nominated for the 25th International Reggae and World Music Awards

A shot of Tinariwen is being used by National Geographic to launch and promote their new World Music website.

Tinariwen are just about to embark on a new tour.  Here are the dates:


7             World Music Institute--NEW YORK, NY. USA

8             Cedar Cultural Center--MINNEAPOLIS, MN. USA

9             Michigan Tech--HOUGHTON, MI. USA

10          Michigan Tech (Workshop)--HOUGHTON, MI. USA

11          Martyr?s--CHICAGO, IL. USA

13          University of Texas--AUSTIN, TX.  USA

14          University of California--SAN DIEGO, CA. USA

15          Cal State Chico--CHICO, CA. USA

18          University of Californai--SANTA CRUZ, CA. USA

19          Yoshi's--OAKLAND, CA. USA

20          University Of Southern Oregon--ASHLAND, OR. USA

28          Festival Internationale--LAFAYETTE, LU. USA

29          Festival Internationale--LAFAYETTE, LU. USA

30          Houston International Festival--HOUSTON, TX.  USA



4             Teatro Nationale--MILAN, Italy

11          Casa de Musica--PORTO, Portugal

12          Teatro Virginia--TORRES NOVAS, Portugal

13          Santiago Alquimista--LISBON, Portugal

20          Festival Sirocco--PERPIGNAN, France

22          Concert--SUNDSVALL, Sweden

23          Concert--SODERHAMN, Sweden

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