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Tinariwen, Dusu Mali Band and DJ Globalruckus

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Roseland (map) Northwest
Tue., June 22, 8 p.m. 2010 21+

$20-30

To fully understand the story of Tinariwen, you must also know the long history of the Tuareg, a nomadic desert tribe in northern Mali who were marginalized by their country's government for decades. The members of Tinariwen have lived through two Tuareg uprisings, a period as refugee soldiers in Qaddafi's Libyan army, and many years of obscurity and poverty as musicians. Tinariwen, however, have since gained a global ear and well-deserved acclaim for their unique music; they've become the figureheads of what is referred to as "assouf" music, a kind of Saharan, guitar-based blues that feels as rootless and free as the desert wind. Tinariwen founder Ibrahim Ag Alhabib built his first guitar out of a stick, a can, and a piece of wire taken from a bicycle, and his playing still has that same ingenuity all these years later. NED LANNAMANN

Roseland

8 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97204
503-224-2038
Hours: Open for shows. See schedule.
http://www.doubletee.com/

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  • Tue., June 22, 8 p.m. 2010
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