Friday, 10 October 2008


The first time I heard Tinariwen, I was at the desert in the south of Lybia. One evening while preparing the tea, Moussa, our Tuareg guide originary from Niger, was listening to this intense, hypnotic music, a unique combination of traditional Tuareg music with some old ancestor of Blues...

For those who don't know Tinariwen's music, they sing mainly in Tamashek which is a Berber language spoken by the Tuareg in many parts of Mali, Niger, Algeria, Libya and Burkina Faso.

This week, I don't know why, I felt I needed to hear that sound again. And share it with you:. Here is the music "Toumast" (The people):

If you are interested, there is a good documentary about them here.

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