Tinariwen - Amassakoul [Reissue]
Tinariwen’s breakthrough album originally released in 2004, now remastered and
repackaged with a bonus unreleased track, exclusive photos and brand-new liner
+ LPs are pressed on indigo blue vinyl.
Tinariwen are Tuaregs, children of a nomadic Berber tribe who have roamed the
Saharan desert for thousands of years. Over recent centuries, colonialism has
seen the Tuareg’s ancestral territory partitioned into distinct countries - Mali,
Algeria, Libya, Niger. This drawing of borders has turned the Tuareg into ishumar,
a displaced people in search of a homeland lost to them. Tinariwen’s music – a
blend of West African traditional music and electrified rock’n’roll – speaks directly
to this feeling of longing: a sound that critics have called “desert blues”.
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