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Qatar worlds highlight track's many nationality switches

Oct. 1, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Just as migrant workers built Qatar's stadiums, a foreign-born medalist is building its reputation in track. Abderrahman Samba's bronze in the 400-meter hurdles Monday was the first Qatari medal at the world track championships and sparked joy in the VIP enclosure, the one part of the...

Review: Tinariwen embodies the desert blues on 'Amadjar'

Sep. 6, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

Tinariwen, "Amadjar" (ANTI-) Tinariwen don't need to create a mythology for or about themselves. The story of this Western African band of nomadic Tuaregs from Mali includes exile, violent conflicts and an attachment to ancient traditions informed by current affairs. Their latest release, "Amadjar," is the...