Behind the name of Azawad are hidden three original members of the Tinariwen collective: Abdallah, Hassan and Kedou. These are the live recordings made in 1999 at the Nuits Toucouleurs in Angers (France), which can perhaps be considered Tinariwen’s first concert outside Africa.
For the first time, 10 years after they were made, these historical recordings of the first steps of Tinariwen (under the
name Azawad) outside Africa, are now available.
These 6 tracks were recorded live at the festival Nuits Toucouleurs in Angers (France). They include three songs by original members of Tinariwen (Kedou, Abdallah and Hassan), a cover of a song by Intiyeden, the late co-founder of Tinariwen by the young guitarist Foy Foy, together with two pieces of traditional Tuareg music (a tindé sang by Hanini and an imzad piece performed by Tafa).