Grammy Award-Winning Band ‘Tinariwen’ Making a Grand Return to Malaysia

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All photos by Marie Planeille. 

World music is one genre that is highly overlooked by music fans, but those looking for one of the best can soon enjoy a highly celebrated act right here in Malaysia.

Pusaka and the Embassy of the Republic of France present the upcoming concert, Tinariwen Returns to Malaysia 2023, set to take place on 15 December 2023 at JioSpace, Petaling Jaya. 

The legendary Grammy Award-winning world music band Tinariwen will be performing their second concert in Malaysia as part of their Asian Tour 2023. Other stopovers include India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Thailand.

Tinariwen is a collective of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. They are pioneers of a musical genre called ‘Assouf’, also known as the ‘Sahara Blues’, which blends ancient Tuareg melodies and rhythms with electric guitars and soaring vocals. 

With a career spanning decades, Tinariwen continues to push boundaries and inspire audiences globally with their unique sound that effortlessly combines traditional Tuareg music with modern influences.

Hailed as one of the most outstanding and innovative bands in the world music scene, Tinariwen promises a night of mesmerising music that will transport audiences to the breathtaking landscapes of the Sahara. 

The concert will showcase songs from their latest album, Amatssou, which has garnered widespread acclaim for its deeply felt lyrics and rhythmic melodies, as well as some of their well-known compositions.

Fans and music enthusiasts can expect a unique cultural experience as Tinariwen takes the stage, a rare opportunity for Malaysian audiences to witness the band’s unparalleled musical brilliance and experience a cultural journey that transcends borders.

Tickets for Tinariwen Returns to Malaysia are now available for purchase. Don’t miss this chance to witness Tinariwen live in JioSpace, Petaling Jaya.

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