1. Assawat

From the recording Waiting For The Call

This song is the catalyst behind the Be Good To Yourself project. The DeFacto Brothers’ rendition of Tinariwen’s “Assawt” first appeared on a sampler of Winston-Salem musicians interpreting Tinariwen’s music - a vote of solidarity for the North African bedouin band after the group, which is Muslim, received death threats in advance of its W-S show. This rollicking reading is colored by electric 12-string guitar, wah-wah guitar, bass, an exotic sax solo, and FOUR percussionists. The joy is palpable.