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<b>Tinariwen:</b> Many rock stars like to claim they're nomads; these African blues players are. Ibrahim Ag Alhabib and his bandmates are Tuareg -- Saharan wanderers with connections to Malian rebel movements -- whose entrancing, organic sound invokes the meaning of the group's name: empty places. The band's deep, psychedelic groove is sexy and tough in ways that the term "world music" just doesn't capture. Just ask self-professed fans <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0017764442" title="Carlos Santana" href="/topic/entertainment/music/carlos-santana-PECLB0017764442.topic">Carlos Santana</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003429" title="Robert Plant" href="/topic/entertainment/music/robert-plant-PECLB003429.topic">Robert Plant</a>.

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Tinariwen: Many rock stars like to claim they're nomads; these African blues players are. Ibrahim Ag Alhabib and his bandmates are Tuareg -- Saharan wanderers with connections to Malian rebel movements -- whose entrancing, organic sound invokes the meaning of the group's name: empty places. The band's deep, psychedelic groove is sexy and tough in ways that the term "world music" just doesn't capture. Just ask self-professed fans Carlos Santana and Robert Plant.

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