Playlist Vol. 49: Tuareg Desert Blues

Take a musical journey throughout the vast Sahara, the cradle of desert blues, also known by local expressions such as Tishomaren or Assouf. A fascinating and magical fusion of more or less electrified guitars, stories of nomadic culture, and regional music roots – Tuareg, Malian, and North African. Hit shuffle on this playlist while you take a deep dive into the culture via our spotlights on the movement: Desert Blues: A Musical Journey Through the Tuareg Culture and Sounds That Cross Borders: African Northwest Blues.

Cover photo via Band on the Wall