Tinariwen’s Taureg gems The Radio Tisdas Sessions & Amassakoul return





Featuring previously unreleased songs and new liner notes.

Tinariwen are reissuing their The Radio Tisdas Sessions and Amassakoul albums, via Wedge this March.

Tinariwen is a multi-generational band that was founded by Ibrahim Ag Alhabib in the late ’70s, who met fellow Tuareg musician as he passed through towns and refugee camps.

They recorded The Radio Tisdas Sessions in Kidal at a local Tamashek-language radio station, and features songs from Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, Kedou Ag Ossad, Foy Foy and Mohamed Ag Itlal.

Recorded in 2004 at Studio Bogolan in Bamako, Amassakoul marked “a shift to a more produced, intricate sound.”

Both reissues feature previously unreleased tracks, as well as new lines notes.

Pre-order The Radio Tisdas Sessions here, and Amassakoul here, in advance of their 25th March releases; check out the artwork and tracklist below.

The Radio Tisdas Sessions

1. Le Chant Des Fauves
2. Nar Djenetbouba
3. Imidiwaren
4. Zin Es Gourmeden
5. Afours Afours
6. Tessalit
7. Khedou Khedou
8. Mataraden Anexan
9. Bismillah
10. Tin-Essako – Live
11. Ham Tinahghin Ane Yallah (Unreleaed Bonus Track)


1. Amassakoul ‘N’ ‘Ténéré
2. Oualahila Ar Tesninam
3. Chatma
4. Arawan
5. Chet Boghassa
6. Amidinin
7. Ténéré Daféo Nikchan
8. Aldhechen Manin
9. Alkhar Dessouf
10. Eh Massina Sintadoben
11. Assoul
12. Taskiwt Tadjat (Unreleased Bonus Track)

Photo by: Thomas Dorn