Away from city studios and their numerous obligations, Tinariwen chose to return to the natural world that spawned its original repertoire to record their latest album, Tassili. RFI Musique interviewed Eyadou Ag Leche, bass player with the desert’s best-known band.
It’s the year of Édith Piaf. A whole range of events have been planned to commemorate fifty years since the legendary singer’s death. The United States, for example, has launched itself into some particularly sumptuous celebrations.