Imarhan - Aboogi

Imarhan - Aboogi

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Absolutely essential for you Tuareg and Desert Blues heads.

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For 20 years the Tuareg culture and music has fascinated the world. Their quasi-sacred poetic songs inspire western songwriters like KURT VILE or JOSÉ GONZALEZ, while the virtuosity of their guitar playing fascinates guitar heroes like JIMMY PAGE, and finally the spirituality and meditative hypnotism impresses electronic music producers like FOUR TET.With two albums, IMARHAN has become an emblem of the new Tuareg generation, breathing new life into “Assouf”, the desert blues.

While most of current Tuareg productions are exiled to the United States, the group, led by Sadam, is part of their culture and their city, the capital of the Tuareg people, with an open door to the desert. By building their own studio in Tamanrasset Aboogi, Imarhan become the spokesmen of the young Tuareg lost generation (forgotten by Algerian, Nigerian and Malian governments).With their new album Aboogi, Imarhan manipulate the rights and ancestry of the Tuareg. By inviting the legendary Mohamed At Itlale aka Japonais (who has since, sadly, passed away) and the genius musician Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni, IMARHAN follows the heritage of TINARIWEN, the godfathers of Assouf. When they recorded with GRUFF RHYS of the SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, their brilliant and universal songwriting takes on every sense of the word. Finally, by inviting the Sudanese singer Sulafa Elyas, we understand that IMARHAN is open to all of Africa, defenders of the Tuaregs but above all spokesperson for the new African generation.

+ The indie exclusive format is pressed on Transparent Blue vinyl. Both LP formats come with a download code.

A1. Achinkad
A2. Derhan
A3. Temet
A4. Tindjatan
A5. Asof
A6. Assossam
B1. Taghadart
B2. Laouni
B3. Imaslan N’Assouf
B4. Tamiditin
B5. Adar Newlan
Artist: Imarhan
Label: City Slang
Catalogue: SLANG50269X
Barcode: 4250506840778
Format: LP or CD
Release Date: 28th January 2022
                           
"The significance of their hometown to Imarhan is integral to these brilliantly diverse compositions. There’s an elevating sense of community embedded in the record, providing an overarching cohesion across its duration."
8/10
 
         

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