Ibrahim ag Alhabib, lead singer of Tinariwen, at the Salisbury Festival
Tinariwen are guitar-poets from the southern Sahara desert. They are icons of
freedom and resistance among their own people, the nomadic Touareg of the Sahara.
The word ‘Tinariwen’ is the plural of Ténéré which simply means ‘desert’,
in Tamashek, the language of the Touareg.