Photo: Taghlaoui Lahcen


Tarwa N-Tiniri, which means: sons of the desert. Are from the same neighbourhood in Ouarzazate,
the city at the edge of the desert, also well known as Africa’s Hollywood.

They have been hanging out together since our childhood. And started playing music together in 2012 and
established the band then. Desert blues has always been their genre, and they soon began composing and
writing songs and thinking about an album. With no studio or rehearsal rooms available in the area, the
band organised a musical session in 2017 in a small garage at the house of Mokhtar’s family.
Since then, They have built an impressive career by performing in national and international festivals.
in 2019 they debuted with their first album, AZIZDEG and three singles since then. They always have the
Amazigh heritage and culture in the centre of their lives since they are part of nomadic families.
They cherish the music traditions, tea sessions and making food, and are also very ambitious towards
the future and to produce new music.

The media say it:
Tarwa N-Tiniri is a promising band and the future of desert blues.

(Arne Berg: NRK Radio P2 Jungeltelegrafen, Norway)

Some of the songs in their debut album “Azizdeg” are written by an old Amazigh poet. The lyrics are often
about the social conditions of the nomadic people, but also love, friendship and peace. The band produced
their first music video on Youtube in 2017. The song is named “Taryet”, which is their most-watched video.
See also the new music video from October 2019 with the name “Ansuf” – which means Welcome in Amazigh language;
in July 2021, during the pandemic time, the band back with a new music video named “Ifaw Ul Nnegh”, which means
The Light of The Heart.

The band chose to lean into a wider array of sounds and styles, to convey a wider variety of emotions
and topics, by choosing more traditional Amazigh ­rhythms and poets in their music. and working on the
old traditional songs that used to be played on traditional celebrations of the Amazigh people in Morocco.