Imarhan

Aboogi

£20.99
  • Imarhan - Aboogi
28th January 2022 / LP or CD / City Slang
     

Imarhan

Aboogi

£20.99
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Absolutely essential for you Tuareg and Desert Blues heads.

Released: 28th January 2022
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 28th January 2022. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.
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
Format /LP or CD
Released /28th January 2022
Catalogue / SLANG50269X
Barcode / 4250506840778
Artist / Imarhan
Label /City Slang
Genre / Blues
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