Tinariwen announce the deluxe edition of acclaimed album Amatssou.


Tinariwen share their enthralling new single, ‘He Layla’ today, taken from the forthcoming deluxe edition of their acclaimed album, Amatssou, out Oct 13th on Wedge. It comes accompanied with a music video that blends footage from their recent world tour, which included sold out shows across North America, France, Germany, and the UK. Tinariwen will be travelling to Asia towards the end of the year for shows in Japan, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

He Layla’ is inspired by a traditional song from the Djanet region (where the Amatssou album was recorded). It is an old song, originally composed by an old woman called Tarzagh who used to live 100 km from Djanet in the desert. In typical Tinariwen fashion,the song tells the story of the past when the Sahara was under the French colony – poetry using metaphors of the wild life of the desert.