Track of the Day: 'Adounia ti Chidjret'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Alright, here’s a global Venn-diagram intersection of musical awesomeness for you: Canada’s Daniel Lanois + Mali’s Tinariwen

From David Graham’s interview with Lanois today:

I did a remix for Tinariwen, that African band. And I think they’re just terrific. And so I’ve become acquainted with them through that remix. I did the remix in the back of my ’72 Cadillac. It’s on the internet, check it out. I appreciate that they are a really great soul band. It’s not American soul from R&B, I just really trust their—where their music comes from. It seems like it comes from a deep place. They’re obviously people that have lived in the desert and have had hardship and travail. That really—there’s something ancient about the sensation you get from their music.

Read the full interview here.

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