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Tinawiren | Amassakoul - Indigo Vinyl


Tinawiren | Amassakoul - Indigo Vinyl




Limited edition gatefold indigo double vinyl

Includes download code

‘Amassakoul’: Tinariwen’s breakthrough album originally released in 2004,now remastered and repackaged with a bonus unreleased track, exclusive photos and brand-new liner notes.

‘Amassakoul’ features songs from Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni, Touhami Ag Alhassane.

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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