Mali's 'Guitar Gods' Tinariwen Receive Racist Threats Ahead Of U.S. Tour

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Ahead of a September tour date in Winston-Salem, N.C., social media commenters are leveling violent, racist attacks against the Tuareg musicians known as Tinariwen.

The band of Tuareg guitarists — who have faced down Islamic extremism at home in Mali — are receiving violent threats and racist responses to a scheduled concert in North Carolina in September.

(Image credit: Marie Planeille/Courtesy of the artist)