Tinariwen are Saharan Tuareg band, by way of Mali, who have been getting a lot of love in the press and online lately. They just performed at Royce Hall here in LA, for part of the UCLA Live concert series. Unfortunately, I missed the performance, because by all reports, it was something special. This video footage from a performance in London gives you a small taste of what they’re all about. If you’re interested, head over to Passion of the Weiss where music critic Jeff Weiss has generously shared his thoughts on the band, along with this video, an additional short documentary video, not to mention two mp3’s from the group.