Music from Morocco – Jilahena Natu

Jilahena Natu is a musician from Morocco.

Tan Tan is a drab administrative centre of around 70,000 inhabitants. Because it’s part of a duty-free zone, along with the rest of the Tarfaya Strip and Western Sahara, a lot of shops sell goods such as radios, computers and electric razors. Aside from its moussem (see Tan Tan Plage), Tan Tan’s one claim to fame is that it was a departure point for Hassan II’s famous Green March to occupy the Western Sahara (La Marche Verte, or el Massira el Khadra).

Read more: http://www.roughguides.com/destinations/africa/morocco/tarfaya-strip-western-sahara/tan-tan-around/#ixzz3Nx4Z0Uwa

Here is their song “Enabia Allah ”

Music from Mali – Tinariwen

Tinariwen is a band of Tuareg-Berber musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali founded 1979. Here is their song “Awa  Didjen”

and a live performance at the worldmusic festival Womad