“Tenere Taqqim Tossam” F. Tunde Adebimpe And Kyp Malone (Live On Colbert) (Video)

    Malian musicians Tinariwen appeared on the Colbert Report last night, where they performed live and were interviewed with recent collaborators Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone from TV on the Radio. Ibrahim Ag Alhabib and Eyadou Ag Leche from Tinariwen had to speak through a translator, causing Colbert to dial down the humor a little more than usual, although that doesn’t stop him from occasionally upping the laughs—even getting the translator to tell the band “Stephen Colbert is a very handsome man.” The best part is the performance of “Tenere Taqqim Tossam” from Tassilli, which demonstrates what a quietly powerful live band Tinariwen can be. They also performed a web-exclusive version of “Imidiwan Ma Tenam,” check all of that out below.

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