Tinariwen are a psychedelic rock band from northern Mali. They have been playing music (on and off, between the freedom fighting) since 1979. They are members of the Tuareg, nomadic people of the Sahara. Apparently, most of them still live a traditional nomadic lifestyle, when not playing rock music throughout the world. Their 2007 album Aman Iman (Water is Life) was recorded outdoors in the Sahara.