Category: Amazigh Music & Culture

Tinariwen – Live at Womad

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Blues From the Desert, Recorded On-Site

Marie Planeille The African band Tinariwen named its new album “Tassili,” after the desert region near Algeria’s border with Libya where it was recorded. More Photos » By LARRY ROHTER Published: August 31, 2011 In the language of the Tuareg nomads who for centuries have roamed the most remote reaches of the southern Sahara, “tinariwen” …

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TAMGHRA WUSHEN

In Tamazight language, Tamghra Wushen literally means “Wedding of the Wolf”. This expression is used in the rare instance that the sky gives way to both sun and rain. As children of Tamazgha in Northern Africa, we remember that we would expose our backs to the sky by bending over and exposing the skin of …

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