Tinariwen share new single Kek Alghalm from forthcoming album Amatssou


Tinariwen present their new single, “Kek Alghalm,” from their forthcoming album, Amatssou, out May 19th on Wedge.

Following lead single “Tenere Den”, an “understated tribute to the desert and to the Tuareg revolution in the highlands of Mali”, “Kek Alghalm” opens Amatssou as a call to the Tuareg tribes to unite against present threats, its lyrics calling out complicity in silence:

“So where are the Touareg? // And why do they remain silent // In the face of so much disrespect // Perpetrated shamelessly with uncovered face.”

Featuring Nashville’s Wes Corbett on banjo, “Kek Alghalm” is a longtime live favourite amongst Tinariwen fans and it’s presented here in its recorded form for the first time.

Kek Alghalm